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New motherboard, question!

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Flatbeat_Eddy

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#1
Just recieved all the parts to build my new system, but i will be using my old Hardrive with windows installed etc.

Will i HAVE to reinstall windows when transfering my drive over to a new mobo? Or will it work ok?

MOBO in question is Nforce 2 Asus board.
 
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Flatbeat_Eddy

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#3
then ill have trouble, since i only have an Upgrade Home edition of XP and an OEM winME from HP.

all i want to know, will i HAVE to reinstall or can i work around.
 
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Flatbeat_Eddy

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#5
Oh, i had to do that once before, when i changed my GFX card i had to phone up M$ to reactivate (the *******s)
 
#6
do a fresh install from the home CD ....... put it in and boot to it.
after it will ask for a previous version of windows........ put in Me disk, it checks, after will ask to replace home CD and go on its way with format and setup .............:happy:
 
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Flatbeat_Eddy

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#7
I cant, the ME disk is a Recovery disk from HP so it dont work.

thats why i cant do a Fresh install, I can HOWEVER Fresh install over the current HOME xp if it works when i boot up again.

HP suck ass!:p
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#9
you failed to mention what ype of motherboard you have now. that can make a difference whether you'll be able to boot into windows or not with the nforce2.

i once swapped out my kt133 mobo and put in an nforce2 and thought i'd try to get into windows before i reformatted. it wouldn't. just a bsod.

besides, you'll always want to reformat after a motherboard change in order to get the most performance out of it.
 

yoyo

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#10
Originally posted by Zedric
A repair installation form the XP CD should do it as well. Provided you can do that with the upgrade CD.
You can do a repair install with an upgrade cd.
You can also do a fresh install and you very likely won't need a cd of a previous version. Boot to the cd, the upgrade cd will search for a previous version of Windows and will detect your installation of XP on your harddrive. You can then go on and format the drive and install XP.
 
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Flatbeat_Eddy

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#11
Oh didnt think about that, so it would DETECT the the Previous Installation OF XP on the harddrive and allow a fresh install?
 

yoyo

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#12
Exactly. I am using an upgrade cd myself and it never asked for a previous version cd. It always detected the XP installation on the harddrive.
 

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