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Old 12-03-2005, 02:08 AM   #11
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ur basically replacing everything....why not jus build a new computer??
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Old 12-03-2005, 02:11 AM   #12
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Well, since you are using the same hard drive, all yo info and data will still be there, it just won't like the hardware change. You'll have to install drivers right when you start it up, but it should work fine, you'll definately need a new case and powersupply tho.
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The thing I'm worried about is when I install the parts, And Boot it up, will it just boot up normally, or will I have to go into the bios or reinstall Windows xp or something this?
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i thought windows would not work properly if you changed a significant amount of parts, it has some kind of recognisation device built in?
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Old 12-03-2005, 02:22 PM   #15
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So, I could just pop in the new parts and everything would be fine?
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It may ask for the serial number, and it will ask you for drivers etc. Shouldn't have to reinstall, but don't quote me on that!
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:32 PM   #17
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You will have to reinstall. When you change motherboards, you change the BIOS, so Windows wont recognize the new BIOS. You'll have to reinstall.
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When I bought the Compaq Computer, It didnt come with a windows xp install cd, what can I do?
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hmmmm, seems like a predicament my friend, just keep the hard drive then.
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The thing I'm worried about is when I install the parts, And Boot it up, will it just boot up normally, or will I have to go into the bios or reinstall Windows xp or something this?
if u get a new mobo but keep the old hdd with windows on it and u boot it up, your mobo wont recognized wuts inside the hdd because none of the information was ever passed to the mobo so therefore it wont recognized and will need a new install of windows.
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