System upgrade within the AMD world

Greetings. I have a client system running on an MSi E350IA-E45 motherboard (Hudson M1 chipset). I usually stick with Intel, but at the time those integrated ITX mobos were just too sweet to pass up. Now it's time to upgrade that station from Win7x32 to Win8x64 and up the speed. My question: is there a current AMD chipset which will fairly gracefully run that hard drive without blue screening, allowing for an OS upgrade? Thanks!
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
In short - you are going to do hardware upgrade for the same OS. The answer is - it will bluescreen because of the dissimilar hardware.
But using OS Adjustment tools such as Paragon P2P Adjust OS wizard from their Hard Disk Manager 15 Suite you will easily overcome the problem.
Have a look on this article: http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/2569/Windows-OS-migration-to-dissimilar-hardware-How-to-migrate-to-new-hardware-without-OS-reinstallation.html
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rindiCommented:
You can't upgrade a 32bit OS to a 64bit one, but rather you will have to do a clean installation. So there is no need to worry about BSOD's, OS adjustments etc.
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DavidBloomAuthor Commented:
noxcho:  True. I have Symantec BU2014 which has tools to accomplish dissimilar hardware restores.
rindi: True. 32 to 64 forces a clean install.

How about a simple intermediate step, upgrading within the AMD chip set world. Sticking with the original 32bit OS for now, is there a Hudson to (?) migration path?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Take backup, upgrade the hardware and restore from backup. You do not need new OS for it.
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rindiCommented:
Changing from one hardware to another doesn't matter whether you are staying with AMD or not. You will still have to use a restore to dissimilar hardware. Besides that, you will have to do a reactivation of the OS. If your current OS is OEM you will also only be able to reactivate if you live in the EU or Switzerland.
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DavidBloomAuthor Commented:
I've done plenty of in-place upgrades, jumping from one Intel chipset to another. Can the same be done within the AMD family, and if so, from Hudson to something current?
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rindiCommented:
It is just the same as with intel.
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DavidBloomAuthor Commented:
Is there a known current AMD chipset which will run a Windows image originally generated on a Hudson platform? If so, which one?
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The question has either no comments or not enough useful information to be called an "answer".
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rindiCommented:
I answered the question saying a clean install was needed anyway, as it is not possible to upgrade from any 32 bit m$ OS to a 64 bit OS, which was what was asked in the Question. The chipset makes absolutely no difference here.
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