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Installing a New MOB with existing XP hard drive

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#1 digger35


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:52 PM

I have a dead PC and will replace the MOB and Processor. (A replacement PS did not restore power). Will XP boot up and install the devices or what else can I expect to happen?

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:04 PM

Is the new motherboard identical?

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

A nice article on changing a mobo: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

I've done this a few times, and success seems to revolve around a couple of factors:
- similar hardware (between the old stuff and the replacement
- uninstalling drivers for anything that's gonna change
- shutting down before the system attempts to reinstall the drivers, then starting a repair install even before booting into Windows.
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:47 PM

I (also) have done this a couple of times...what John said :thumbsup:.

I will add that you can expect to be prompted to activate the system...so it might be wise to have your network drivers handy before they are needed. You can download all others once connectivity is established.


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