There are many reasons to perform a Windows 7 motherboard change. Some of those reasons for a Windows 7 motherboard change include having better onboard graphics, being able to go from DDR to DDR2 memory, or even being able to use two graphics cards with AMD crossfire or NVIDIA SLI. Then again, there are people who simply want to fix problems with their computer. However, there are many problems to be solved when performing a Windows 7 motherboard change.
One of the main problems that people are worried about is reinstalling Windows 7. However, most of the time that you upgrade your motherboard with the same processor you won’t have to reinstall Windows 7. The only thing that you will have to worry about getting the new drivers that Windows 7 needs to use the devices built into the motherboard. However, there will be some instances where you may have to reinstall Windows 7 when you change the motherboard.
Another dreadful problem that people have with a Windows 7 motherboard change is that they may encounter the Windows 7 genuine message. The Windows 7 genuine message can be solved by simply reentering your Windows 7 product key. This will allow it to reactivate. If you have problems with that method then you can try to activate it over the phone. This option will appear in the menus following the Windows 7 genuine message, and the instructions will be giving to you when you dial the Windows 7 activation number.
The next important thing that you have to worry about with a Windows 7 motherboard upgrade is to make sure that your processor can handle DDR2 or DDR3 memory depending on which type of memory your new motherboard will be using. Most dual core will automatically have support for DDR3 memory. However, not all dual core processors may have support for DDR3 memory. That means you may have to upgrade your processor if you get a Windows 7 DDR3 motherboard. You will have to check with the manufacturer of your processor to check whether it officially supports a Windows 7 DDR3 motherboard.