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Yoga 2 Pro motherboard replacement -- are different configs interchangeable?

2018-07-27, 4:10 AM

I have a yoga 2 pro i7 8g RAM with a bad motherboard (W8S). I've seen W8P motherboards on ebay and I've also seen other posters having success interchanging boards. Unfortunately, my SSD is corrupted beyond recovery. However, I can get a recovery disk from Lenovo (for a price).

 

Has anyone gone thru a similar exercise - using a recovery disk meant for Windows 8 standard on a Windows 8 pro motherboard. More importantly, will the OS be recognised as a valid install or will I run into authentication issues.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro motherboard replacement -- are different configs interchangeable?

2018-07-27, 6:12 AM

You cannot authenticate pro on a standard board or standard on a pro board. 

 

I have never seen it advertised and I cannot guarantee it always works, but in the past year I have installed win 10 on many boards with win 8 licenses and not been charged or forced to do anything special.  If it has a pro win 8 license, install win 10 pro.  Otherwise install standard.  You can download 10 onto a memory stick from microsoft.


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Re: Yoga 2 Pro motherboard replacement -- are different configs interchangeable?

2018-07-27, 13:46 PM
Hi iamgv,
 
Y2P's boards 'Standard" automatically authenticate Windows HOME and 'Pro' respectively PROFESSIONAL.
But if you have a 'ProductKey' any Windows 10 version (S, Home, Professional, Enterprise or LTSB) could be installed and will run smoothly.
The following Setup Guide (LINK) may help to reinstall Windows 10 (1803) April Update in high performance with tested and reliable original drivers.
 
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro motherboard replacement -- are different configs interchangeable?

2018-07-27, 15:02 PM
Thanks for the insights. My best bet may be to buy a Win 8 pro key from ebay recyclers
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro motherboard replacement -- are different configs interchangeable?

2018-07-27, 15:06 PM
@Birraque, I've read about the issues multiple posters have reported after they upgraded to Win 10 - slow speeds etc. Did you experience any?
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2018-07-27, 15:16 PM

One issue with eBay keys is that they generally work THE FIRST DAY.  Sometimes, they are real and sometimes they are actually hacked, backdoor keys. Microsoft keeps updating the list of known hacked keys and you will find yourself needing another key.  Pay attention to eBay feedback and how long the seller has been there.


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Re: Yoga 2 Pro motherboard replacement -- are different configs interchangeable?

2018-07-27, 18:25 PM

Hi iamgv,

 

With my Setup Guide and TRICKS your Y2P will run in Windows 10 high performance with ZERO hardware issues.
GREEN LIGHT to upgrade!

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