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This seems awesome! Thanks for posting this, I'll most likely end up using this. Have you or anyone else done this method before? How long does it approximately take?

I've done it many times. It takes 10 minutes or so to run the sysprep, and then another 10 minutes or so when you boot up in the new machine (installing drivers, activating, etc).
post #12 of 16
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This seems awesome! Thanks for posting this, I'll most likely end up using this. Have you or anyone else done this method before? How long does it approximately take?

We do this pretty regularly at my work. It's always gone pretty well, just be sure not to reboot the system until you have the new hardware installed or it'll run through the driver installations and you'll have to sysprep again (you can only sysprep a system 3 times before you need to do a full reinstall). As far as the time, generally it's not more than 5-10 minutes.
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post #13 of 16
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(you can only sysprep a system 3 times before you need to do a full reinstall)

Hmm, why is that? headscratch.gif
post #14 of 16
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Hmm, why is that? headscratch.gif

I think it is because it resets the activation timer, so if you could do it as many times as you wanted you could theoretically never have to activate Windows.
post #15 of 16
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So yesterday I bought and installed a 4670k and a MSI Z87-G41 mobo.

Before I installed the new hardware I tried running a Sysprep, but I ran into a fatal error occurred message. I tried a few more times to the same outcome.

I wanted to get this processor installed so I skipped doing the full Sysprep and went ahead and replaced my old CPU with the 4670k.

I booted up into Windows and everything seems to be functioning fine after installing the new Intel drivers. Should I be worried about not having reinstalled Windows or not having ran a full Sysprep?
post #16 of 16
Depends what you came from, but if it's working then there's really no reason to worry. Win 7 is pretty forgiving of hardware changes - it's much, much better than XP was in that regard.
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