shoot, i've done this so many times it's not funny, just backup your hdd for "just in case" change out the mobo and fire it up, let "windows repair" completely run thru it's functions, and a few minutes after you finally get back to your desktop, windows will tell you "windows needs to be activated"...use the phone/keypad method and reactivate....so simple, no worries !
switching mobos without re-installing Win 7
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:21 AM
#1) ASUS F2A85-V PRO+AMD firstname.lastname@example.org,Corsair H100,20gb Cru Ballistix ddr3 1600@1866,xfx7970 Black, 2x128gb vertex4's raid0,2x600gb WD velociraptors,Sony OptiarcDVD rw,Antec1200 Full tower,Coolmax cug-950,w8pro64, gaming
#2) ASUS rampage formula+qx9770@4ghz, Corsair h100, 4gb ocz 1200, twin cav black 500's raid/0, CF 2x6870, corsair 750, custom DIY coolermaster glite mid tower, Sony OptiarcDVD, w7pro64, main office/server/gamin
#3) Gigabyte p55ud5+I-7 email@example.com, 4g gskill PIS 2200, nvidia gt520, corsair h50, samsung f3 1tb, lg supermultiDVD, coolermaster 500w psu, raidmax sieran, win8pro64 clone, strictly folding 15k-30k ppd
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:02 AM
I can report that the switch was smooth as butter... Had to re-activate win7 and Office 2013, but no big deal... Thanks for everyone's help...