Windows 7 Ultimate CPU upgrade, re-activation help

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Silverpath, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Silverpath

    Silverpath MDL Novice

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    I'm running a legal version (disc and key) of Window7 Ultimate and plan to upgrade my motherboard, CPU and RAM. I've been told this will require a new product key and/or upgrade t Windows 10 (not interested)

    Since this is my work sytem and need to run the Windows 7 with the associated programs on the C drive, I would like to hook up the existing drive to the new motherboard set up and go. I'm just not sure what I might get or if I will have problems re-activating the new hardware set up.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
    Silverpath
     
  2. Vladvladgo

    Vladvladgo MDL Novice

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    Acronis with Universal Restore can help you.
     
  3. Silverpath

    Silverpath MDL Novice

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    Thank you I will look into the motherboard specs.

    Do you think windows loader could be another option?
     
  4. Vladvladgo

    Vladvladgo MDL Novice

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    If you install Windows 7 Ultimate OEM, it can be activated by BIOS Slic 2.1 activation
     
  5. karrde

    karrde MDL Novice

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    There is even a loader working with UEFI/GPT.
    Take a look at the "WindSLIC UEFI SLIC injector" at "MDL Projects and Applications".
    Unfortunately the install instruction at Post #1 is kind of outdated and you have to read some more Posts (around Post #575 with the latest? download link) of that thread to understand how to install and use the last version.
    And if the "UEFI-SLIC" is injected successfully this way, just run Daz Windows Loader afterwards to activate Windows (Daz Windows Loader installs only the Missing certificate and serial if a SLIC is already available, even on UEFI/GPT)

    Okay granted maybe not the easiest way.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    When it's an OEM systembuilder disc and key, the activation will be lost but.
    If it is a retail edition you can just re-use the key.

    Windslic could do the trick but Tito once said it's not advisable for all hardware.

    Modified bios with slic2.1 is also an option.

    Or just enable legacy bios/csm, install win 7 SP1 BIOS/MBR and use daz' loader.
     
  7. Silverpath

    Silverpath MDL Novice

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    Thanks for all the feedback.
    Appologies, I should have given my system specs.

    The current system is
    Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 2.8GHz CPU
    Gigabyte EP-45-UD3L Motherboard
    8 GB DDR3 RAM
    ADATA SX900 250GB SSD
    Asus Strix GTX1070 4GB Videocard

    The upgarded system will be
    Intel Core i7 6700K
    32 GB DDR4 2400 RAM
    Asus B150M-A M2 motherboard
    The SSD and videocard will be moved to the new system

    I built the current system a few years back, so I'll need to dig into my records to see if I have a reatil or and OEM version of the OS.
    I will be cloning the drive and removing the gigabyte drivers to experiment first as a saftey precaution..

    Thanks again for the feedback so far
     
  8. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Opt for sysprep/universal restore & SLIC modded bios.
     
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  9. Silverpath

    Silverpath MDL Novice

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    Thank you everyone for the insights and knowledge. It was extremely helpful.
    It took me a little time to read the relevant posts, but I upgraded this past weekend and Success.

    Cheers :worthy: