xp and new motherboard?

D

da rock

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#1
i've got to replace the motherboard on my wifes pc,not upgrading
any components just replacing the mobo.will i be able to use xp
thats already installed on the harddrive or am i gonna end up
having to buy another copy?:cool:
 
M

MiseryQ

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#2
If you bought a copy for her computer already then you DON't need to buy another copy just because yuor changing parts... You might have to call MS for activation however...
 
T

The Lexx

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#3
Not might have to call MS you will have to call MS, I had this porblem when I replaced my MB, it only took 5mins
 
B

bmxjt

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#5
not necessarily true.. I just had my mobo changed 2 days ago and I didnt have to reinstall or call for activation. Of cours eit wouldnt boot right up, but I booted off of the cd and repaired. Then after about 4 tries at booting, it installed itself and kept all my old info.
 
S

Sage

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#6
no need to call MS

Copy WPA.DBL from the windows>system32 folder to a floppy, then once you have installed the new board and are up and running just replace this file - no reactivation needed.
 
M

MiseryQ

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#8
By changing your mother board and NOT reinstalling you keep all of your old board driver... A situation I don't like...

I thought the WPA.DBL trick only worked when the hardware was identical...
 
D

da rock

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#10
i just finished putting everything back togather,spent maybe 5 min
reactivating xp and i'm pleased to say that all systems are go!
also solved my problem w printer sharing on my network.

once again,thanks to all;)
 

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