New components due to arrive tomorrow:
1)AMD (Venice) Athlon 64Bit 3200+ Socket 939pin 512k L2cache 90nm Retail Boxed Processor
2)Asus 8V deluxe VIA K8T800Pro AMD socket 939
Used until now and partly broken:
1)intel pentium 4 2.6
2)chaintech zenith 9ctjs (killed it accidently!!)
Do i need to reinstall windows? (xp pro)
A friend of mine who upgraded to something like that had to. I just heard it. The components were not exactly the same but the P4 to AMD 64 bit part is.
I'm using the pc for music production and for that reason i had to go the dual boot way at the time to avoid internet -as well as all other non music progs and applications- and to change a lot of windows settings etc on the music partition.
I have so many things working on my OS (3*outboard firewire and usb devices-daisy chainned to another 4, 5*dsp cards, X*software) that it would take me a week to reconfigure properly. It's a nightmare to set up from scratch with the conflicts and the caprices these things have.
Now with this new twist (high possibility of having to reinstall the OS) i'm afraid that i might even loose important data and that is not an option at the moment. Mostly that (to loose data)
I use 3 hard disks (just mentioning, as it might raise more problems/solutions) and ... only 1 of them runs windows, 1 installation for each partition (run with partition/boot magic). Naturally, that's the one that contains the data i'm concerned about. The others will have nothing to do with the hole proccess. Please correct me if i'm wrong.
What would you recommend?
If there's any way to avoid this format please... help,
If not, would another pc read my OS hard disk's both partitions (to copy stuff i need) if plugged in as ''guest'' or will i need to perform some ancient art in order to get what i want?
Please excuse my English and SSSSTUpiDiTy, i'm in trouble! and time ain't on my side.
Thank you very much,