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#1 wenasoga

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:30 AM

I am having to build a new computer. I am wondering if I'll have to buy a new copy of XP. The only thing I can salvage from my old machine is the hard drive and the floppy drive. I've only been running XP less than a year and my old MB died. Trouble is, it was a socket 370 and is out of date, hence the need for new mb, processor, ram, etc. Thanks.......

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:48 AM

Well, I think I would try getting the current version approved, even with the motherboard change.

I successfully did so, after I sabotaged a motherboard...but my replacement board was pretty much like the one it replaced (I don't know if that was a factor). I had to do the phone routine, but the person I talked was pleasant, understanding, and the whole deal was done in a matter of seconds.

Not sure what hardware is encoded into the ID which is provided when activation occurs, but I think I would at least try it.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:54 AM

Just contact Microsoft and explain just what you have here and you shouldn't have any problems. You should be prepared to reinstall the OS as the change of motherboard will cause problems when you try to restart XP.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:01 PM

Thanks, It's worth a shot. Used to run Linux on the old machine.
Luis, I guess you were right....the old mb must be shot.....I had it working for a day or two, then it went back to it's old tricks. I noticed a couple of caps seem to be swollen/bad?




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