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XP not detecting Network card

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Hello guys,

i have screwed up my office computer(main PC).
first it had, windows XP professional which was upgraded from windows 2000.
last week it was the computer was not powering up.
So i put the hard-drives in a PC(secondary PC) that was working fine.
But then , XP would not get loaded because of hardware change.
So i used the OS recovery disk of the secondary PC to recover it.
Now XP gets loaded but it is asking for activation . Also network card and sound card is not getting detected. also outlook and word dont run.

i have found the recovery disk of the main PC, but i first need to uninstall the latest installation. there no option to uninstall in add/remove.

what do i do ?
should i use OS recovery for win2000 and then use the upgrade disk to upgrade to XP or should i directly use the upgrade disk.

Please help !!!!! its very urgent !!!!!

thanks in advance,

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Hi Zuber, welcome to Geeks to Go. I think I would try using the XP upgrade disk. It may ask for a previous version of Windows to work, so be sure to have the W2K disk available as well.
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