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Migrating SSD to different mobo

Postby Kaos Kid » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:36 am

Hey All

I want to swap my SSD from my Gigabyte AMD785 board to my ASUS AMD890 board, hopefully without having to reinstall my Windows 7. Is it possible to just uninstall all drivers from the device manager that are mobo-specific, then swap, and reinstall drivers for the ASUS once booted in the ASUS board? I found this command that is supposed to help do that but of course am hesitant to try it without knowing if it will indeed work.

Open a command window and run the sysprep command "sysprep /oobe /generalize /shutdown"


Whatcha think? Possible to do?

Thanks as always for your input!
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Re: Migrating SSD to different mobo

Postby egloeckle » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Since you arent switching chip types you have decent odds of it working. You may want to run a sysprep though, just removing the drivers doesnt always work where sysprep is sorta designed for exactly this.
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Re: Migrating SSD to different mobo

Postby Kaos Kid » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:28 am

Hmmm.... interesting. I just tried swapping in the SSD from my Gigabyte 785 board to the ASUS 890 board and it booted to Windows 7. It did give me notifications that I need to upgrade video driver, etc. and I noticed in properties that it wanted a reactivation of Windows (3 day warning) but other than that it did boot. Does this mean that I don't have to bother with sysprep? I had been reading this thread about sysprep that says all my personalizations would be gone so I'm hoping that I can just swap over and install the ASUS 890's specific drivers instead of doing the sysprep. Does that sound feasible since it did indeed boot to Windows?

PS I shut down the ASUS 890 without changing anything, reinstalled the SSD in the Giga 785 board and it booted back up like nothing changed (I'm typing this on it now), so no harm has been done so far that I know.
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Re: Migrating SSD to different mobo

Postby skier » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:32 pm

if it boots windows you should be good to go! :partyman:

most of the time between changing over motherboards windows will not get very far into booting and cycle repeatedly
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Re: Migrating SSD to different mobo

Postby Kaos Kid » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:15 am

Yaaay

That will make things infinitely easier for me, hopefully I can do the same with my ASROCK 790 board that is in my HTPC, move the Giga 785 over to it and keep my existing Win7 install intact on it as well. [-o<
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Re: Migrating SSD to different mobo

Postby sgkean » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:07 pm

Similar chipsets and you should be fine; AMD to Intel board though, HIGHLY HIGHLY unlikely it would work. As mentioned though, running sysprep will do exactly what you want.
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