Since the Fall Update, you can activate a clean install with a legitimate Windows 7 or 8 license. I got an error that said We cannot reactivate this windows 10 at this time. You can change this later after your upgrade and re-activation is complete. . I wont be changing my graphics card. Everything booted up fine, but when I tried to activate windows 10 in settings following the procedures described above, it would not activate.
Obligatory disclaimers There's also the stock disclaimer to take into mind. Otherwise, it is retail or volume. Bringing Windows up on the new hardware Still with us? How best to free up these disk areas? Very handy, and you should be able to copy those pictures off with no problem. What are the things i need to do before installing the new motherboard? Oh well — at least you finally got it all sorted! You are going to have to adhere those brass anchors at those points, in the new case. After yet another reboot, start hitting vendor websites for your latest drivers. It seems it figured it out on its own. Both those sets of data that I posted are off of my computer.
Can you give me your blessing on moving on with the upgrade? Even the location and number of screws holding the motherboard down contribute to the structural rigidity of the laptop. Because of the complexity involved in doing so reliably, I'm somewhat skeptical - but it's skepticism born of ignorance, as I've not tried such a utility. Create a schedule to backup data automatically. They'll be present on the D: drive, but they'll no longer appear in the Start menu. They decide what they want it to look like, they fit in the components they want, they shape the motherboard according to the available space. Am I good to just swap boards without doing anything or do I have to uninstall the controller mentioned above and then swap boards? The lower-tier support people will just try to take the easy way out and hoover up money from you if they can. If you must, try and find a place that either guarantees it will fit or allow a return with no restocking fees.
If you do manage to locate and run one of the programs, it's likely that it'll fail since all of its settings that were kept in the Windows registry are no longer in the registry of the newly installed Windows. I mean, if you need some kind of proof, I can send you some photos of the new build and my old components sitting on a table next to it. Short answer: Stick with desktops. Also would the programs get confused as to what drive they are on? Any advice would be much appreciated. If you want experience building computers you should start with a desktop because they're cheaper and easier to put together. Technically, I think that an upgrade to Win 10 is not supposed to be transferable to new hardware, but in the past I did it all the time even tho that was officially not supported depending on who you ask.
You'll run into two possible problems: 1- Your existing copy of Windows doesn't have drivers for the new motherboard. Any how what if i wanted to replace my laptops motherboard which comes with a cpu and gpu? Can u direct me in some direction and also if my power supply is more than required is that a problem? Windows 10 pro was reactivated in less than 5 minutes. My old Motherboard has a physical problem and wont run. Look at the laptop motherboard. Or will I need to reinstall W7 then upgrade to W10 again? I can't let this go without this comment: You're not backing up, and you should be.
Any way of using the 34 pin Floppy block? I have another oem motherboard the same model as the original with the exception that it has an i-5 cpu and the gpu is upgraded; the amount of ram will be unchanged. Yes, your programs will be very confused. If you seriously want to try this you'll have to do tons of research on your own. Have you actually looked at two or three different model laptops at one time? Please help, I don't have a pc now. The simple trick in the above post still applies. Once the applications have been reinstalled, you can copy over data files from your old drive and be on your way. Be very sure that all you're removing is an actual ghosted hardware device, that you either have or have had, and not a Windows internal driver.
I am just a lowly noob hunting for information. This information is confidential and I will not be able to share it with you. Now all they tried to do was remote to my machine and issue the cmd prompt command to lookup the original product key for windows. I know I will have to reapply thermal paste, is there anything else I should look out for? They're not meant to be upgraded or used with each other. It might take a few minutes for sending numbers back and forth.
Click system backup under Backup tab. It does not require you to change any settings. But I could just be misinterpreting you. Also, thanks for the info about how you reactivated Windows. Well, only one way to find out! This seems to be a common task, as 2 other of this builder's customer's are attempting to do the same task. If you bought your license from Microsoft, it is a retail key. I did a clean install of W7 a few weeks ago before upgrading to W10.