Now I'm not sure if this is a hardware topic or a software issue and maybe falls in between so I decided to post here. Anyway, its a Gateway desktop thats motherboard has gone bad a week after the warranty was up (go figure). Its a BTX form factor which I've discovered is almost impossible to deal with and when I spoke to eMachines parts department it will be over $200.00 to replace. I gave my friend the option to replace it with this crappy board or spend a little more money and allow me to salvage the parts and rebuild it with a brand name ATX board, new case, PS, and video card. He opted for the rebuild.
My question is, what can I expect when I transfer the existing hard drive with XP media edition installed on it? Is it going to have some conflicts with the new hardware? Is there going to be some problems when it comes to getting updates from microsoft being that so much has changed in the hardware profile? Or, maybe something else that I might not be anticipating?
Any input is very welcomed. Thanks all.
Edited by mrbreeeeze, 14 January 2008 - 08:36 PM.