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Old 02-02-2008, 01:57 PM   #11
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You can use magical jellybean keyfinder and get the Windows key. Then torrent a copy of your version of Windows CD image and burn that CD image to a CD. When you get the new system up and running plug in the CD and use that key you had.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:08 PM   #12
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um......... magical jellybean?

EDIT: my dad just said something about si nce its a new mother board the bios wont match or something.. he said since they wont match the machine wont boot. he said he was 90% sure but hes been wrong before.. anyone no anything about that stuff?
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:12 PM   #13
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It's a program that will tell you the installation key of your current OS. He is suggesting that you illegally download a copy of your OS and then using the key discovered by the program to reinstall the OS.


If all you have is one IDE hard drive and one CD/DVD drive, then a single IDE connector would be enough. But if have more than two IDE devices, you'll either need to find a board with at least two IDE connectors, or buy new drives that are SATA compatible.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:22 PM   #14
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what would aonther service be?
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:24 PM   #15
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i think there is a way to change to complete diff motherboard without system repair,

you go into device manage and delete a load of crap for your chipset drivers and then turn it off replace mobo or move hardrive then reboot and it will use default XP drivers.

read here http://arstechnica.com/journals/hard...alling-windows
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It's a program that will tell you the installation key of your current OS. He is suggesting that you illegally download a copy of your OS and then using the key discovered by the program to reinstall the OS.


If all you have is one IDE hard drive and one CD/DVD drive, then a single IDE connector would be enough. But if have more than two IDE devices, you'll either need to find a board with at least two IDE connectors, or buy new drives that are SATA compatible.
It's not illegal if you already own a copy of the OS
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ssc456 -
That's the same tutorial I linked to in post #9.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:33 PM   #18
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lol i guess its a popular link then... butdoes anyone know what my father meant by the whole bios thing
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In a nutshell the BIOS makes sure all the other chips, hard drives, ports and CPU function together. Your old drive will be fine in a new motherboard.
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ok so there wont be problems with the bios not matching? i think thats what he said
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