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I just got my fancy GA-EP45-UD3P (yes, I'm still on 775) and I installed it without a hitch. Now I now that normally you can't put in a new component like that without having some issues with windows, and needless to say, every time I try to boot into W7 it goes to the little boot logo, then freezes and BSODs. Then I went and ran the repair tool, tried again, and it didn't work. Is there something in the BIOS that I need to change, or am I going to need to reinstall or something? =\

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You're gonna need a fresh install man. Sorry to tell ya.
 
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First off, reset your bios. If you cant locate the reset jumper, just pull the battery and unplug the PC from the wall. Push the power switch on the case to discharge the caps. If this doesnt work, try booting into safe mode by hitting F8 before the windows splash screen shows up.

It is possible to just swap hardware, including motherboards with windows 7, you however need to remove the drivers before hand. If you can boot into safe mode, remove any motherboard and chipset drivers associated with your old board, and then install the new ones. If the source of your problem is a driver conflict, this should fix it.
 
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First off, reset your bios. If you cant locate the reset jumper, just pull the battery and unplug the PC from the wall. Push the power switch on the case to discharge the caps. If this doesnt work, try booting into safe mode by hitting F8 before the windows splash screen shows up.

It is possible to just swap hardware, including motherboards with windows 7, you however need to remove the drivers before hand. If you can boot into safe mode, remove any motherboard and chipset drivers associated with your old board, and then install the new ones. If the source of your problem is a driver conflict, this should fix it.

I'll try this, thanks.
 

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You're gonna need a fresh install man. Sorry to tell ya.

No he does not, you dont need to reinstall windows in order to swap motherboards in windows 7.

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Okay then. That's unfortunate. Thanks guys.

refer to my previous post, a reinstall is not necessary.
 

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I'll try this, thanks.

Cool, let us know how it goes.
 
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Okay, it worked, thank goodness.
Then I had some problems with my mouse and keyboard... but it did work, thanks a lot!

Cool, glad I could help, enjoy your new motherboard
 
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Wow, Mattb2e FTW
 

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Wow, Mattb2e FTW

 
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