I found out within the past few days that my HP Pavilion computer needs a motherboard. I'm certainly not going to buy the HP replacement. I have a Windows 7 upgrade package which I have NOT yet installed. My question is: If I change the mboard and use my existing harddrive which is OK will the upgrade package recognize that I've changed the mboard and not install or is the pertinent information all on the drive. I'm thinking if there is a problem it will be in the BIOS. Any help will be appreciated.
I posted a thread in the motherboard section and couldn't get a definitive answer. Its cheaper for me to pick up a board than to take the machine to a store for diagnosis. All of my components are OK. Here's the thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom... Thanx for the reply. Why do you say an upgrade is disgusting?
Yes, I do, thanx. The computer currently isn't operable so I couldn't even attempt to do the upgrade. So the procedure would then be to install the components I have on a new mboard with my existing harddrive and install the upgrade from there?