Remember When Getting a New Mobo Meant Reinstalling Windows?

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  1. Lambchop

    Lambchop Banned

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    Decided to consolidate a couple of old boxen into one, slightly zippier box. Tossed in all the memory & HDs, fired it up, & "... Installing devices ... 65% complete ..." took about a minute to get to the login screen.
    Bah!
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    It booted from the "new" drive (pulled from a totally different mobo/different CPU), installed all the drivers (other than GPU); everything works just as I left it ~a month ago. I checked to see if Win (8.1) was activated, of course it wasn't (due to being a legit copy), but ...who knew moving to a new box was this simple?
     
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  3. PAskaperse

    PAskaperse Noisemaker

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    it's not
     
  4. Olymoon

    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Yes I've been using system backups and it's a real time saver. On the other hand, when you install everything new, you got a fresh system, witch is not bad, generally faster.
     
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    I can remember when getting a new mobo meant reinstalling Digital Research's GEM. I can remeber the world before WIndows. I still have nightmares about Windows 2.0.

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    DanielFaraday Platinum Record

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    That picture..
     
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    It always works when you transplant, and windows should not need activating, however, you will only get generic motherboard drivers, so the correct ones need to be updated.
     
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