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  1. #1


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 PRO

    new motherboard


    Hi
    my motherboard has expired.

    I am in the process of changing it and adding extra memory. I will probably keep the same CPU.

    Should I prepare the OS for the new setup using "sysprep" before removing the old motherboard(I can still boot from it), or should I just change the components and take it from there. Presumably reactivating the OS by telephone.

    Answers much appreciated.

    Frank

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  2. #2


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Your new MOBO will have a uEFI BIOS.

    Make sure you backup your DATA.

    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install.

    Click image for larger version

    How to install with a uEFI BIOS:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    Last edited by theog; 10 Dec 2012 at 05:38.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 PRO


    NO, my new board will not have EFI bios.
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  4. #4


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    As you are buying a old MOBO, make sure it is good.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 PRO


    The board I am buying is brand new.

    It is a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UDŁ rev 1.0 which is replacing a Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H.
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  6. #6


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    http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/prod...px?pid=3891#ov


    DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)

    Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website.
    GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8 PRO


    Hi theog

    I am not sure what you are saying in your last post.
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  8. #8


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    Quote Originally Posted by franka View Post
    NO, my new board will not have EFI bios.
    It has a uEFI BIOS.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8 PRO


    The revision 3 board has EFI bios the revision 1 has Award bios.
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  10. #10


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    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 3.0)

    V1.o

    UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

    With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS™ makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 1.1)

    V1.1

    DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)

    Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website.
    GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.

    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 1.2)

    v1.2

    DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)

    Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website.
    GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.

    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 3.0)

    V3.0

    UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

    With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS™ makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
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