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jst42day

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I'm thinking of replacing almost everything in my pc except for the almost new WD hard drive which has my XP Pro w/SP3 on it.
Should I do a repair of XP to get the new cpu, mobo and memory to work with the OS or is there something else I need to do?
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Changing the board is enough to make a Windows repair mandatory, not an obligation.
Under XP you cannot change the motherboard and expect it to continue booting because it'll be looking for the old board and panic when it can't find it.
No repair is needed for a CPU or memory change, though they can potentially trigger a re-activation of Windows XP which can be solved in 150 seconds via a free telephone call.
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Neil,
Thanks for your help.
J
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