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post #11 of 18
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Now my next question, i have some important work files on my hard drive, if i get the sli-dr or ultra-d can i boot and enter windows without reformating so i can save some of my files first?
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by shortfuse
Now my next question, i have some important work files on my hard drive, if i get the sli-dr or ultra-d can i boot and enter windows without reformating so i can save some of my files first?
Probably. My guess is all you'd have to do is re-activate Windows. But don't take your chances, back up the files to disc.
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post #13 of 18
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Reactivate windows? well its been activated. i cant back up the files that i need since the computer wont turn on, and yes i will back up the files once i decide what mobo to et i just need to find out if i can boot it up without reformating so i can save the files i was working on today.
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post #14 of 18
If you make a drastic hardware change(changing motherboards is pretty drastic), you will need to reactivate Windows. All you really have to do is put in your serial again. I think it should work, since you'll have all the same hardware except the mobo.
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post #15 of 18
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U have to activate it again? even its been reactivated? ohhh yeah ur right but i thought that only works for sp1..
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post #16 of 18
Nope, I'm pretty sure if something like a mobo, or cpu is changed, you need to re-activate. This is to make sure that it's not an illegal OEM copy, without a key.
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post #17 of 18
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Hmmm thats odd cuz when i changed my venice to opteron never asked me to reactivate, however that had happnd to me before on my old dfi nf3 mobo. oh well my copy isnt bootleg anyways. so i wouldnt worry about it. i just need to be sure it will boot without reformat so i can save my files when i change mobos
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by amped
If you make a drastic hardware change(changing motherboards is pretty drastic), you will need to reactivate Windows. All you really have to do is put in your serial again. I think it should work, since you'll have all the same hardware except the mobo.
Not true.

It will most likely boot up, when I went from my Abit to this DFI it booted into windows and ran and everything, but the thing is wacky. The registry's are changed, so therfore most, if not all your menu's wont work, but you can get to your files through "My Computer" -> "Program Files"

*HOPEFULLY* You'll be able to get in, and save your stuff, but if not, you'll have to reformat
 
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