Windows 10: What is the relationship between Win 10 and the motherboard?

Discus and support What is the relationship between Win 10 and the motherboard? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've read that in order for some folks to access UEFI/BIOS they need to go through a multi-step process in order to have the POST message displayed... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ritjesman, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. ritjesman Win User

    What is the relationship between Win 10 and the motherboard?


    I've read that in order for some folks to access UEFI/BIOS they need to go through a multi-step process in order to have the POST message displayed long to press whatever their "enter BIOS" key is. This implies to me that the OS is at least communicating on some level with the motherboard, Just for my sanity can Win 10:
    1. change UEFI/BIOS settings?
    2. change/flash firmware?
    3. flash BIOS?

    If the answer to any of the above is "Yes" are the changes logged and where would I find the appropriate logs?

    :)
     
    ritjesman, Nov 5, 2020
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  2. Choice of memory and motherboard... a bit stuck...

    No one who got some suggestions on this one, huh?

    I've found out that the Asus M3A78-T needs to be flashed, so then that motherboard is excluded from my list. Which motherboard and memory should I then go for? Any suggestions?
     
    minstreless, Nov 5, 2020
    #2
  3. Muditha.B Win User
    Activating Win 10 after motherboard replacement

    I had a Windows 10 computer with a digital license that was linked to my Microsoft account. It was upgraded from a Windows 7 license. The motherboard of that PC had a defect so I had to throw it away. After that I removed that computer from the device list
    of my Microsoft account and used a Laptop for a while.

    I don't have my old Win 7 key and I didn't even get a chance to extract the Win 10 key from the old motherboard. And now since I bought a new motherboard is it possible for me to activate a new installation of Windows 10 with my old license?
     
    Muditha.B, Nov 5, 2020
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  4. ceck3 Win User

    What is the relationship between Win 10 and the motherboard?

    Activating Win 10 after replacing Motherboard

    I recently had to replace a motherboard on a Lenovo ThinkCentre due to a blown power supply. After recovering, Windows was not activated and I can't use the troubleshooter to remediate. This system was shipped with Win 7 Pro and upgraded to Win 10 during
    the free promotion offer.

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to get Win 10 reactivated in this scenario?

    Also any thoughts on why Win 10 doesn't recognize the DVD or USB ports in File Explorer?
     
    ceck3, Nov 5, 2020
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