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#1 JackTheHaack

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:59 PM

Hi,

After determining my mobo has bitten the dust see here, before I go down the road of hunting for a replacement mobo to install and use the same components, I need to know is it possible to use my old hard drive witch has my XP O/S and all the programs already installed on it?

I have all the disck etc from the install with the old MoBo and was just wondering is it just a case of installing all the drivers from the XP CD again?

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:03 PM

If the XP installation was an OEM version then no it will not be possible as far as I am aware, unless you contact Microsoft and I believe they sometimes make exceptions.

If you place your hard drive on a new motherboard I believe you will have to reinstall windows XP, you may be able to save your settings but I am not sure on that... Im sure someone else will know though.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:07 PM

upon restarting the computer with the new motherboard installed you will need to re activate windows. You can do this on the web or by the phone you will need your original licensing key handy.
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:07 PM

Follow the procedure here mate:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125

Edit: everyone posted at once... :thumbsup:

You'll be required to re-activate Windows, and as said, if the Windows is an OEM version, yes, the licence may be considered by Microsoft to have expired. When it is up and running again, install the drivers for the new board from the supplied driver CD, and update all security patches as mentioned in the Microsoft article.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:08 PM

I would take this opportunity to get a clean installation on a new system and install your old HD as the second drive in the new system. As long as the programs you use will run on Vista, I'd use this as your Vista move, as well.

Then re-install all the programs that you want/need, and copy the data (not the programs) from the second drive.

Take good care of your old HD - it is essentially your most current data backup.


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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:28 PM

Thanks for your fast response guys.

All taken on board - I'll try Platypus' way for the moment as It's not an OEM version, however, it's sound advice from Johnwho also. I will do this as an exercise as $40 for a "Socket A" mobo is a cheap way out ATM but I will make the jump to Vista on my next build sometime in the next couple of months - I might start writing letters to the "North Pole" with a component list attached :thumbsup:

Thanks again guys :huh:
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:14 AM

when you change the motherboard you should plan on reinstalling the OS as well, in most the OS will be have problems recognizing the new motherboard resulting in damage to the OS. This article has some useful information regarding this problem.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 05:10 PM

Thanks dc3 - all taken on board. I'm going to ghost my drive and use the image to have a crack at it.....only as a learning exercise. I have decided to upgrade and build a new system anyway.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 07:14 PM

Here's some tips on moving a hard drive or motherboard when XP is already installed on the drive: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:18 PM

Here's some tips on moving a hard drive or motherboard when XP is already installed on the drive: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html



Great minds think alike! :thumbsup:

"This article has some useful information regarding this problem."

Edited by dc3, 14 October 2007 - 11:19 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:14 AM

Now , now boys..:thumbsup: ..thanks to both
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:19 AM

Boys!?! Please...respect you elders. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:10 PM

Boys!?! The next thing you know, I'm gonna be asked for an ID! That hasn't happened in many a year! :thumbsup:
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