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XP security, does it lock you out when you move hard drive?


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#1 deronmoped

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 01:22 PM

I have been trying to set up a simple desktop computer for my office out of spare parts. I installed XP professional on a SSD and then moved the drive to another MB to try it and the CPU it has on it. The drive would not work on that MB, so I moved the drive back to the original MB. Now it will not make it past the post screen there.

 

I had XP Pro. installed on a old HD and it would work on either MB.

 

Is it going to be a headache trying to swap around and assemble the best components? Should I not swap parts around, but assemble what should be the best and "then" install the OS?

 

Thanks, Deron.

 

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 01:49 PM

You need to clean install XP after assembling the hardware. Moving XP from one hardware type to another can give you issues as during the install XP uses drivers for the hardware it detects. When moving to a different MB you will have booting issues along with activation problems.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:25 PM

Thanks, I assumed the activation would be a problem, I was just confused as I used a older HD and it worked OK moving it from MB to MB. The MB's were both ASUS.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:57 PM

Sometimes there is not an issue especially if both MBs have the same chipsets. Best result though are achieved by doing a clean install on the selected hardware.

 

As you know all security updates for XP are final and XP is no longer being updated by Microsoft. I would not being doing anything such as online purchasing or banking on the XP computer.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:17 AM

Sometimes there is not an issue especially if both MBs have the same chipsets. Best result though are achieved by doing a clean install on the selected hardware.

 

As you know all security updates for XP are final and XP is no longer being updated by Microsoft. I would not being doing anything such as online purchasing or banking on the XP computer.

Why, I have never had any security issues or malware for that matter.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:31 AM

Then you are lucky. There are now known security holes in XP that Microsoft will no longer patch. Malware developers know of these security holes and exploit them. 



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:39 AM

Even if they can get into your computer, there are other security measures that will stop them from getting at what they want, that's your money.






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