started with a new mobo

March 15, 2013 at 14:18:05
Specs: windows 7
put new dx58so2 and new i7 960 in my dell xps 9000 but its not booting? It's slow and says windows is pirated
and what if hard drive is oem too

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#1
March 15, 2013 at 15:07:20
You stated it's not booting, then you state it's slow & windows is pirated. How would you know that if it won't boot? And why did you make the change, was there something wrong with the Dell board?

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#2
March 15, 2013 at 15:44:18
Yes, make yourself clearer.
Note that when you change your motherboard, your OEM operating system will not accept it as the same machine. If it runs at all, you are going to need a new Windows key from a new (unused) retail Windows package as well as reloading all drivers for all hardware changed. More commonly though, you are going to have to reload Windows from scratch, or possibly do a Repair Install and enter the new key (as above), followed by a full driver install.
As riider asks, please explain why you are changing your motherboard and CPU and any other hardware changes. Are you sure that your power supply will be sufficient for your current hardware set up? Why stay with the Dell case for what must be a major rebuild? I doubt that the case has sufficient air flow if your upgrade is significant. You are going to at least need a higher air volume exhaust fan than what Dell supplied with your system.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
March 15, 2013 at 19:33:43
If you make major hardware changes it is seen as if you are putting Windows 7 onto another computer (which is illegal). Speak to MS and they might allow you to activate it again.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
March 18, 2013 at 07:06:17
It's a long story . In short I called a tech he said i needed new mobo got one he came put it in it didn't work he said send it back and get another. did that nothing .
then he told me could be cpu so this time i went to intel and matched an i7 960 to a board sain h@#$%$# with the tech and put them in myself. after spending a long day trying to boot it up when it comes up and i click on any file or pgrame it goes back in bios for a bit and in about 10 mins latter windows is back up. I have a new copy of win on the way "nonOEM" but now i think I will most likly have same mess with hard drive. yes I'm in over my head but i spent too much to stop now.

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