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#1 patchfree

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 09:41 AM

I would like to move to a new harware because my PC is quite old and as I am using frequently image processing it appears to be not as fast as I expect (in 2009!).
But I has no software problem, and a lot of softwares installed. So my idea is to move to a new hardware without reinstalling my OS (WinXP Professionnal) and the bunch of softwares... That is keeping my HDD...

Is this possible?
Is this already described somewhere here?
If it's possible what is the best way to perform it?

Thanks

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 09:52 AM

It's possible (sometimes)...but not recommended as a normal way of doing things.

Lots of variables...generally I would say that it cannot be done successfully with a "name brand" system (one by HP, Gateway, Emachines, Dell, etc.) because (generally) those systems are tied to recovery/restore disks/partitions, as opposed to a Microsoft XP install CD acquired as a separate purchase of the system hardware.

On a custom-built system (where the user has installed XP herself/himself with a copy of XP purchased as a separate item)...or one of the above-mentioned systems where the user has deleted everything installed when the system was purchased and then installed XP using a valid license/key and a Microsoft install CD...the effort can be made, but the results are not predictable or guaranteed.

Intel® Application Accelerator - Moving a Hard Drive to a New Motherboard - http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:cLjCO4...=clnk&gl=us

Changing a Motherboard or Moving Hard Drive - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

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Edited by hamluis, 11 October 2009 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:45 AM

Many thanks.

My computer is a "home made" one. So I'll go to the links indicated to study the possibility to change hardware without changing HDD and weight the pro and cons such a process.

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Edit: the first link is brocken.

Edited by patchfree, 11 October 2009 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:02 PM

Link fixed.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:06 AM

Moving HDD with OS ...
http://thinkinginpixels.com/quick-fixes/fi...ror-0x0000007b/
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