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windows xp install on new motherboard

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pummer

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May 21, 2003
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buffalo ny
i have been running the system in the sig for a long while, and i'm looking to get the most out of my barton with a new motherboard and ram. however, i'm wondering if it's possible to get a new mobo and keep my OS install. it's basically hit or miss right? is there anything I can do besides the old repair install after putting the new mobo in?
 

glock19owner

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Nov 6, 2002
right before you install the new MB...uninstall everything that has to do with the current MB from the device manager...this should give you a good chance on installing the new MB without having to reinstall the OS...
 

orange400

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Good call. Then Windows XP will probably say "hey found a mobo" and stuff. You might also have to reactivate windows.
 

N-Bandit

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well I replaced both the Mobo and CPU a few weeks ago and diddnt re-instal anything. but now I am starting to have stability issues. One of my Profiles in XP is totally corrupt when I log on under it the system locks up TOTALY. on another the toolbars are un able to be started now. when I re-started (using start, shutdown, restart computer) the system said it was shut down improperly and wanted to do a disk check. I let it and it said my Boot.ini file was corrupt. now I am sure that that isnt verry good.

SOOOOO....... I am now going to drop in a second HD so I can transferr my files onto it so I dont lose any work or little proggies that I have Downloaded and re-format and re-install windows XP. Im just worried about the whole re-activation thing. after the new mobo and CPU I had to re-activate and the guy wasnt to helpful. he asked what I had done to my system to prompt re-activation and when I told him he diddnt seem to believe me. He kept asking me if it wasnt just a new computer that I was tryng to install XP on rather than the same one just with new parts.

I just hope that this install goes good. My CD seems to have issues with re-formatting the HD to NTFS. Right now it is a fat32 drive. Ugh.

Mike
 

engjohn

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uninstall the video card, install generic IDE drivers, uninstall USB/Firewire/Network cards....

That will get you going. I do this all the time with no issues...