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Getting Windows to boot with a new mobo

tedcruz 9,900 61 September 28, 2015 at 02:41 PM
I installed Win 8 (& 8.1) on an AMD ITX mobo and made an image backup with Norton Ghost.

I then got a new Intel mobo and tried to boot the Win install with it. Didn't work.

I tried restoring the image on the disk with Ghost image and the new mobo disk controller. Also didn't work.

I've since gone back to the AMD mobo, instead of re-installing Win.

I tried a number of repair techniques to get the Win install to boot on the new mobo, but all failed. Frown

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I would manually uninstall all video drivers and all AMD related drivers before making the transition. If you still can't boot I've had success doing a startup repair, warranted not on Win 8. Also make sure you aren't trying to move a non-UEFI install to a system that may be set to use UEFI along with enabling AHCI/IDE mode, whichever you were suing before, for your drive.
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I would manually uninstall all video drivers and all AMD related drivers before making the transition. If you still can't boot I've had success doing a startup repair, warranted not on Win 8. Also make sure you aren't trying to move a non-UEFI install to a system that may be set to use UEFI along with enabling AHCI/IDE mode, whichever you were suing before, for your drive.
^^ Try installing the New boards drivers while using the old board, then plug into the new board afterwards. It's almost certainly a driver issue.
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Is there any reason why you can't reinstall and build from scratch? Yes I know its a pain but it is the highly recommended method especially in this case. This type of thing is common to when changing motherboard or architectures and why you just don't do it. I wonder about running something like sysprep that is often used before building a more generic image. It's supposed to help with issues like this. That or use a different program that can do a bare metal restore.
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1. on new pc, try to boot in safe mode and remove all drivers, after that install new drivers.
if you want to move OS between Mobos you need to use some virtual machines for example : http://www.vmware.com/products/vs...hypervisor
you can try to convert your amd pc to virtual machine, install hypervisor and run vm in hypervisor

2. Sysprep https://technet.microsoft.com/en-...24938.aspx

3. fresh install
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There are low-level driver files required to boot into Windows that differ for Intel and AMD processors. You'd have to include both the Intel and AMD driver files in your system directories for it to boot properly using either motherboard.
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Any time you try to move a Windows install to a different motherboard, you should sysprep it before moving it. It will make the OS hardware agnostic and you will see the OOBE when you boot up. But, all your files and apps will be there.

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