Mobo, CPU, RAM new

April 17, 2018 at 06:51:15
Specs: Windows 10
My Motherboard stopped working so I have had to buy a whole new bundle as I couldnt find the same motherboard. (old)
As it was a sudden not working anymore, I didnt manage to do any back ups! (Same old story!)
The internal harddrive will be the same as will the graphic card and power supply.
I had some open chrome tabs which I didnt have backed up and I would like to have them back as I had it before it stopped working. Is that possible? I was logged into chrome. When I open chrome on another device I do not however find these open tabs as I used to.

My next question is with Microsoft outlook 2010. The automatic backups were not backed up to the external HDD as it was full.
If I am using the same internal harddrive can I just plug that in and get everything back as it was?
I hope my question is not too confusing. I do not want to lose my Microsoft Emails, sent emails and stored emails-
Thanks for any help I can get.
Paula


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#1
April 17, 2018 at 07:34:55
did you never turn your pc off?

anyways, if you can boot from that harddrive you should have everything you saved back(saved to DISK not to RAM)

"I had some open chrome tabs which I didnt have backed up and I would like to have them back as I had it before it stopped working. Is that possible?"
most likely not, depending on how chrome loaded these tabs.(but maby you can retrieve them from browser-history)

"If I am using the same internal harddrive can I just plug that in and get everything back as it was?"
yes

i5-6600K[delid]@4.8GHz/4.5GHz@1.385v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133@14-14-14-30 1T 2800MHz@1.37v
ASUS Z170K | Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1440@1.268v/1920 BiosMod


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#2
April 17, 2018 at 09:22:31
Hi.
Thank you.
I did turn the computer off. Is that why I cant see my tabs?

How do i go about booting from the harddrive?

lhank you for your help.
Paula


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#3
April 17, 2018 at 09:36:15
As so often happens around here, no specs were provided. I'm curious how you determined the board went bad & not something else?

As hidde663 alluded to, it's very possible that Windows won't boot due to the motherboard change. If your system does boot into Windows, the hardware change will probably de-activate it. Is your Win10 installation from the free upgrade or a retail disc? This will explain what needs to be done to re-activate:

https://www.howtogeek.com/226510/ho...


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#4
April 17, 2018 at 10:14:12
Hi,
Yeah sorry about the Specs.

OLD:
ASRock Z68 Pro3
Intel i3 2500
Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3

NEW:
ASUS PRIME B250-PLUS ATX - Skt 1151
Intel Kaby Lake i3 7100
G.Skill DIMM 16GB DDR4-2400 Kit (2x8GB)

From OLD to be used with NEW:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
ASUS Graphic card
Power Supply LC6600GP2

Windows 10 free upgrade from Windows 7 CD

Does that help?

Thanks Paula


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#5
April 17, 2018 at 13:44:58
You didn't answer how you determined the board is bad. If I had to guess, I'd say the problem is the power supply.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/sho...

"Windows 10 free upgrade from Windows 7 CD"

See the article in my other response. I don't think Win10 is going to work with the new hardware.

"that free Windows 10 license you get as part of the upgrade process is tied to an individual PC. Even if you upgraded from a retail copy of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, you won’t be given a retail copy of Windows 10. You just can’t move that free Windows 10 license to another PC. Now that the free Windows 10 upgrade offer is over, you’ll have to buy a new copy of Windows 10 if you want to move it to an entirely different PC."

Being that you're changing the core components (board, CPU, RAM), it's basically a different PC. Don't be surprised if you have to reinstall Windows from scratch. You may have to go back to Win7, which definitely isn't a bad thing.

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#6
April 17, 2018 at 14:01:57
Hi.
I tested everything piece by piece. It is not the power supply as I got a bios window. None of the USB ports worked so I couldnt get into them. I also tried with a PS2 Keyboard. No luck.
I also asked a couple of IT friends and they also tested some things out.
I will see when I put it alltogether if we were correct.
Not a bad thing to have a newer computer either. Its just a bummer about all my emails!
I am currently backing up the internal Harddrive before I attempt to put it all back together.
Wish me luck.
I will have to figure out the windows thing as I go along. Not having windows 10 is not such a big deal. Alot of people I have spoken to dont want it.

Will let you know how it goes.
Thanks for your time
Paula


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#7
April 17, 2018 at 14:10:52
"It is not the power supply as I got a bios window. None of the USB ports worked so I couldnt get into them. I also tried with a PS2 Keyboard. No luck"

+5v rail on the PSU not working.


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#8
April 17, 2018 at 14:15:32
We will see. LOL.
Shouldve asked you guys first.
Paula

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#9
April 17, 2018 at 15:15:49
If you have another PC you could copy the important data from the old internal drive using a USB adapter, perhaps the USB enclosure of your backup drive?

Since your new hardware is very different from the old a normal boot will fail. But it's worth a try (having saved your DATA first) . Otherwise try "Save Mode with network" boot and download/install the drivers for your new hardware from the motherboard website (ASUS).


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#10
April 18, 2018 at 01:16:55
you can get a new copy of win10 for as low as 25$, let me know if you need a link

i5-6600K[delid]@4.8GHz/4.5GHz@1.385v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133@14-14-14-30 1T 2800MHz@1.37v
ASUS Z170K | Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1440@1.268v/1920 BiosMod


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#11
April 18, 2018 at 06:07:30
Doing a back up now.

I am getting from some folders in windows a message that says the folder name is too long to transfer. How can I overcome that?


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#12
April 18, 2018 at 09:02:26
"How can I overcome that?"

I believe the "max path" is 260 characters. The path includes the folder & file name, but not the root directory, colon, or backslash. Shorten the name of the folder, or possibly the name of one (or more) of the files in the folder & you should be good to go. Or as an alternative, you can move the folders/files into another folder that has a shorter path before transferring them.

For example, if you're transferring files from your Downloads folder, the path will be C:\Users\your username\Downloads\folder name\file name. The 30 characters in bold count as part of the 260. But if you were to move all the files to a new folder in the root directory, you can eliminate several characters from the path. For example, create C:\move & only 4 characters count as part of the 260.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/li...


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#13
April 18, 2018 at 14:19:37
Hi.
The trouble is these are windows folders and if I change the name I dont know if they will work, plus there are hundreds of them and I am not even sure where they are, so I would have to stop all the other copying and do it all over again. it has already taken 8 hours and there is not way to tell what has been copied and what hasnt!

ms:displayname=Suchergebnisse%20in%20"Windows"&crumb=location:G%3A%5CWindows\wow64_microsoft-windows-r..t-v2-core.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_en-us_672fe277115598ec

as an example
Paula

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#14
April 18, 2018 at 15:18:24
See if this helps Paula.

How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Characters
https://www.howtogeek.com/266621/ho...


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#15
April 18, 2018 at 17:50:37
Thank you John,

That sounds great. For now im gonna do a clone with Acronis Trial to save time, but I will definately try this out. Is just what Im looking for.


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