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swapping motherboards

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#1 dsa1971


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Posted 18 July 2005 - 03:31 PM

I just recently built a new system for myself. After a few days I am not happy with the current motherboard and have ordered a different one to replace the current one. I already have windows xp pro setup in the current setup with the motherboard I am going to be swapping out. When I put in the new motherboard can I just plug the current hard drive back in with xp already installed and boot up the computer? will that work okay or will I need to install windows xp from scratch?

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#2 wishbone


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Posted 18 July 2005 - 04:57 PM

Hello and finaly i found a descent forum for pc's problems.
My friend everytime i tried to do such thing it was dissaster.It only worked in win98 and sometimes in win2000 and only if the mobos had the same chipset.I suggest if your new m/b has a different chipset to reinstall winxp in another directory so you wont loose your curent files. I hope its gonna work .good luck

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