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Is there a workaround for re using the current SSD with my Widows 7-64 PRO OEM?
I also have other programs that were purchased though my old company that I really do not want to buy again
Full Office 2010 and Full Map point
post #2 of 9
Unfortunately I'm betting you will need to reinstall windows. I changed out x58 boards and I had to reinstall on the same chipset. It may work if you have the same manufacturer, will have to test. But programs like ninite will aid in program reinstall. For your paid programs, hopefully you have keys laying around for them. Best of luck.
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i've carried the same install of windows from x58 to z68 to z77 and thats asus to gigabyte to asus again... everything works.

it's messy but it works.
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

i've carried the same install of windows from x58 to z68 to z77 and thats asus to gigabyte to asus again... everything works.

it's messy but it works.

Please explained your process and what is messy?

My program key for office was only valid for 2 installs and I used both.
Map Point I can re install since it is a student version.
post #5 of 9
stick to the same brand and you might be okay, but if i were you i would uninstall some of the drivers that your new motherboard doesn't require. I have done some swaps from different boards on the same chipset and same manufacturer and it still wasn't simple.
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Originally Posted by giltyler View Post

Please explained your process and what is messy?

My program key for office was only valid for 2 installs and I used both.
Map Point I can re install since it is a student version.

Boot into safe mode and uninstall every driver you can think of......might work, but you still might face a BSOD or two every now & then.
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Firstly, which motherboard are you changing from and what motherboard are you changing to?

I've changed from asus z68 to gigabyte z77 with no issues other than uninstalling the drivers and Asus services.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by giltyler View Post

Please explained your process and what is messy?

My program key for office was only valid for 2 installs and I used both.
Map Point I can re install since it is a student version.

left over drivers is the biggest issue, usb3, sound cards, third party sata controllers.

i try to kill as best i can but there are remnants.
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post #9 of 9
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Current board is a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Rev 1 with a I7-2600K
Not sure on what Z77 still looking and debating but after the board swap I would grab a I7-3770K
My local Microcenter has the Asrock extreme 4 for $130 so that is a thought.
My Z68 will be replaced by warranty so it will be able to be sold and the 2600K will bring a fair price so the swap would not really cost much after those are sold
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