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Reload XP AFTER installing new Motherboard?


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c0mst0x

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Howdy all!
I have always wanted to try to get a new motherboard, then re-install XP on top of the old system. DO you think the repair feature will allow me to this? Will the Repair feature pick up on the new chipset, video card etc???
What has happened in the past is that I put my current HD in the new system...(That's what I want because it has all my stuff on it...) and it won't boot. Gets to a screen and either stops or reboots automatically.
Any suggestions???

Thanks,
Glen
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Cryptie

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If you do the repair installation feature of XP it should work just fine. When you do that it goes through and redetects and reinstalls all hardware. I do that on about 3-4 machines a week without a problem.
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you will, however, need to reactivate windows
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Whatablessing!
Thanks a Millennium guys.
Glen
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Hey Criptie,
I'm just checking to see if I understood you. You said, "I do that on about 3-4 machines a week without a problem..." Does that mean you swap out motherboards on XP systems, run the REPAIR feature and it redetects all hardware and your can give the guy his computer back without losing any of his data??? If so, I'm gonna try that trick!
Thanks again,
Glen
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