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Old 06-14-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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I currently have a dell comp and im movin that hdd to a custom comp with an abit mobo and different type of ram. It has the vid card driver on it already but thats about it. Will xp boot or will I have to reformat and reinstall everything?

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Old 06-14-2005, 11:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: will xp boot?

XP probably won't boot I'm afraid, no, since XP has a protection feature built in to stop people taking hard drives from people and plugging them up to there own, or if a setups been left on one.

What this will do is just stop windows from recognising it, and you will need to do a full re-install yeah

You could give it a go, but its doubtful I'm afraid since its a completly different system...

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Old 06-14-2005, 11:35 AM   #3
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i'm going to have to go with kage you have one key element but you're short a couple and the motherboard is what the whole deal runs on.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:49 AM   #4
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I asked this same question a while back. You can not do it. Check out this thread.

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