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#1 dozoclown

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:51 AM

I'm upgrading my motherboard and processor. What do I have to do to get XP to accept the new hardware?

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:00 AM

Unlikely you will be able to do that without reinstalling the os with reactivation again as the os is married to sytem

Windows Product Activation checks the following ten things. Some score more than others. If you deviate too far from what you registered (i.e. you completely rebuilt your computer from scratch) you will need to phone MS and enter a 50 digit key.
The WPA system checks ten categories of hardware:

Display Adapter
SCSI Adapter
IDE Adapter (effectively the motherboard)
Network Adapter (NIC) and its MAC Address
RAM Amount Range (i.e., 0-64mb, 64-128mb, etc.)
Processor Type
Processor Serial Number
Hard Drive Device
Hard Drive Volume Serial Number (VSN)
CD-ROM / CD-RW / DVD-ROM


you might get away with the 'modifying the two folders way' but...

Edited by fleamailman, 12 October 2006 - 08:02 AM.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 10:21 AM

Here's a link about moving XP (or changing a lot of hardware): http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

FWIW - using similar hardware makes it easier. For example, if you've got an Asus mobo - another Asus mobo will make the transition easier.

Also, removing all changed devices in Device Manager before shutting down for the last time on the old system has been known to help.

Finally, a repair install of XP ( http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm ) has also been known to help prevent the hiccups associated with this sort of move. You should run the repair install on the first boot of the new system (not even trying to boot XP from the hard drive).
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