Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:28 AM
If I replace my motherboard,cpu,and memory,is there a way I can set up the BIOS(or start with the default),hook up my old hard drive,and have the hard drive's data there still work?
Failing that,is there a way to load the operating system from the disk and retain the data on the hard drive?
Or must I copy all the drive data to something else and then re enter it?
I have XP right now,with a gig of RAM,an MCI board,and a single core Athelon 64. I would upgrade to an MCI AM2 board, four gig(with the 32 os),a quad CPU,64,and use XP for the time being,with the idea of going to Vista's successor when they have the bugs out of it or perhaps Linux someday.
Is what I plan possible or practical