Windows 10: New Computer requires new Motherboard - Possible Corrupted Primary

Discus and support New Computer requires new Motherboard - Possible Corrupted Primary in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Howdy Folks! *Smile :: My new computer came with a bad motherboard *Sad which will be replaced tomorrow by a Dell technician. ~ Prior to the crash I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by jdUnionngarden, May 21, 2019.

  1. New Computer requires new Motherboard - Possible Corrupted Primary


    Howdy Folks! *Smile
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    My new computer came with a bad motherboard *Sad which will be replaced tomorrow by a Dell technician.
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    Prior to the crash I created a Macrium verified Primary image file on an external drive. However I don't have a Macrium Rescue Disk.
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    Due to events leading up to the crash I have concerns my system files may be corrupted.
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    I have a Recovery USB created shortly after setting up the machine per Dell's manual, but am not 100% sure it will work. (Old 32 GB USB 2.0)
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    I want to be prepared for the worst ...
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    Can I download Windows PE on my laptop and use it on the desktop, or must the WinPE be made on the computer it's restoring?
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    All comments will be very much appreciated!
    Thanks to All in advance,
    *Cool

    :)
     
    jdUnionngarden, May 21, 2019
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  2. Reactivating Windows 10 with new motherboard

    Plugging it into the new motherboard should be enough, but create a recovery drive in case you need to perform a startup repair:


    The fact that you don't have a license key concerns me. If Windows 10 came preinstalled on your computer, you can't transfer it to a new computer or motherboard. You will need to purchase an entirely new license.

    Learn more about transferring licenses:

     
    Andre Da Costa, May 21, 2019
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  3. New motherboard

    How was Windows 10 setup on your computer?

    Was it the free upgrade to Windows 10 from a preinstalled OEM Windows 7 or Windows 8 license?

    If it was, then you can't transfer it to a new motherboard.

    Was it the free upgrade to Windows 10 from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license?

    Then, yes, you can transfer it.

    If its retail, the first thing I would make sure you do is link your license to your Microsoft Account:


    Shutdown your computer, open the system unit, remove the old motherboard, install the new motherboard, connect your hard disk, then boot the system.

    Windows 10 will automatically reconfigure itself then boot up.

    Sign in.

    If Windows 10 does not automatically reactivate, you can wait a few days.

    If not, open Start > Settings > Update & security > Activation > Troubleshoot

    Sign in

    Click Next, then choose your computer from the list of machines.
     
    Andre Da Costa, May 21, 2019
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  4. New Computer requires new Motherboard - Possible Corrupted Primary

    is it possible to hand build a motherboard?

    Might I suggest you simply build a computer, making notes and taking pictures step by step. Most people (probably including your teacher) have no idea even where to start building a computer. You'll do fine, and if you get stuck we're here to help ya out! *Toast :toast:
     
    thoughtdisorder, May 21, 2019
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