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Old 06-21-2006, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default Installing XP SP1

I've had my computer for ages and I'm upgrading my mobo, CPU, RAM, DVD-drive & hd. & I have a new graphics card on my computer from when I activated windows.

I basically want to know what will happen when I try an install my Windows XP SP1. Obviously I'll format the hard drive that I'm using now so there's nothing on it. I've been doing some searching, and it's a bit unclear on what will happen.

So can you help me out please?
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:44 AM   #2
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im pretty sure now that you are getting a new mobo and hdd, you will have to get a new product key. as the old one wont work.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:17 AM   #3
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Well is it just like a recovery disc or something that u got with a prebuilt computer or is it just a Win XP disc that u have bought separately?
If it's a separate disc then there shouldn't be any problems with installing Windows.
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Well is it just like a recovery disc or something that u got with a prebuilt computer or is it just a Win XP disc that u have bought separately?
If it's a separate disc then there shouldn't be any problems with installing Windows.
My cousin built my current computer, so we had to buy a CD Rom disk with Windows XP on.

So I should be okay using that disk then?
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My cousin built my current computer, so we had to buy a CD Rom disk with Windows XP on.

So I should be okay using that disk then?
Yes you will be okay using the disc

And Service pack 2 is the latest, so install SP2, not SP1.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:39 AM   #6
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Yes you will be okay using the disc

And Service pack 2 is the latest, so install SP2, not SP1.
My disk is SP1. I will download the update for SP2 though once I am up & running.
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Default Re: Installing XP SP1

if youve installed using the xp cd on one comp before, im sure you cant activate it on another pc.
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:08 PM   #8
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if youve installed using the xp cd on one comp before, im sure you cant activate it on another pc.
yes u can. There is nothing that will prevent u from using ur windows cd when reinstalling windows because of hardware changes. And if something does come up (like u can't activate it) then call microsoft's support and they should give u a new key.
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hmm ok. i thought if you had major changes like a new mobo you deffo had to get a new key (off microsoft, maybe through the phone)
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omg, why the hell would you need a new key? your using it on the same comp so its not illegal. and i activated a copy on many (of my) pcs before and it works fine.
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