Upgraded motherboard, memory and CPU. Trying to boot into old SSD.

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    Harsky Madmin

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    Over a year ago, my relative was given a PC for her freelance job but with not a massive budget, I suggested that the first thing to upgrade the hard drive to an SSD. That was a temporary solution until she finally decided to get a new motherboard, CPU, memory and PSU last week which I helped assemble today.

    Now that I booted it up for the first time, Windows 7 goes into a constant loop of booting and restarting. It's obvious the hardware change hasn't gone smoothly but is there a way to fix this without having to format and start a new Windows install?
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    The first thing that comes to mind is to check if SecureBoot is enabled in the UEFI/BIOS.
     
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    raystriker Alpha PC Builder

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    You know the problem already. It's very obvious that the new hardware doesn't like the old installation.

    I think the best course of action is to clone the old SSD/boot drive with software like Clonezilla, and do a fresh install of her preferred copy of Windows.