Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

changing the motherboard and uP in PC system w/XP installed

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2004 6:51:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I am planning to upgrade my motherboard and processor in my PC.
I now have a P4-2.4B and Intel GEBV2 card. I want to get up to
3.2GHz HT 800MHz with 1MB cache and a suitable motherboard.
I intend to replace just my current board and processor with the new ones,
and keep on using the same case, kb, mouse, disk (with XP installed) and
cards. AND I want to avoid a OS reinstall (takes too long to install
all applications; although I expect a reactivation).

Is there a catch to this scheme? (If an eventual OS reinstall hassle will be necessary,
I will keep my current PC as is, as long as I can).
Some vendors tell me that in any XP system, a motherboard and or processor
change will require a format and reinstall. Is this true?

Thanks.
April 12, 2004 7:21:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Lots of posts here regarding this problem. Look further into the rest of these for extra information.

You can reinstall / repair / upgrade without loosing all your personal settings and corrupting the registry.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2004 9:58:26 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

The mobo, CPU change is drastic enough that a repair install
of XP is needed to get the new drivers required by the
changes. Intel will be shipping a mobo driver CD. I don't
know for sure what mobo you plan to buy, but if you but an
D865 mobo with on-board sound and graphics a repair install
and reactivation will probably be needed. If you are using
an AGP video card and move that new card it is just slightly
possible that the computer might not require reactivation.
In any case, sounds like a nice boost. You might need a
faster graphics card to keep up with the new FSB and CPU.


"eepazarc" <eepazarc@ehb.itu.edu.tr> wrote in message
news:A6C1D8E6-7E3A-4EF0-B925-50BEF39F7A4B@microsoft.com...
| I am planning to upgrade my motherboard and processor in
my PC.
| I now have a P4-2.4B and Intel GEBV2 card. I want to get
up to
| 3.2GHz HT 800MHz with 1MB cache and a suitable
motherboard.
| I intend to replace just my current board and processor
with the new ones,
| and keep on using the same case, kb, mouse, disk (with XP
installed) and
| cards. AND I want to avoid a OS reinstall (takes too long
to install
| all applications; although I expect a reactivation).
|
| Is there a catch to this scheme? (If an eventual OS
reinstall hassle will be necessary,
| I will keep my current PC as is, as long as I can).
| Some vendors tell me that in any XP system, a motherboard
and or processor
| change will require a format and reinstall. Is this true?
|
| Thanks.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2004 11:49:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Greetings --

Normally, and assuming a retail license (many OEM licenses are not
transferable to a new motherboard), unless your motherboard is
virtually identical (same chipset, same IDE controllers, same BIOS
version, etc.) to the one on which the other WinXP installation was
originally performed, you'll need to perform a repair (a.k.a. in-place
upgrade) installation, at the very least:

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=K...;EN-US;Q315341

As always when undertaking such a significant change, back up any
important data before starting.

This will also require re-activation, unless you have a Volume
Licensed version of WinXP Pro installed. If it's been more than 120
days since you last activated that specific Product Key, you'll most
likely be able to activate via the internet without problem. If it's
been less, you might have to make a 5 minute phone call.


Bruce Chambers

--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. -- RAH


"eepazarc" <eepazarc@ehb.itu.edu.tr> wrote in message
news:A6C1D8E6-7E3A-4EF0-B925-50BEF39F7A4B@microsoft.com...
>I am planning to upgrade my motherboard and processor in my PC.
> I now have a P4-2.4B and Intel GEBV2 card. I want to get up to
> 3.2GHz HT 800MHz with 1MB cache and a suitable motherboard.
> I intend to replace just my current board and processor with the new
> ones,
> and keep on using the same case, kb, mouse, disk (with XP installed)
> and
> cards. AND I want to avoid a OS reinstall (takes too long to install
> all applications; although I expect a reactivation).
>
> Is there a catch to this scheme? (If an eventual OS reinstall hassle
> will be necessary,
> I will keep my current PC as is, as long as I can).
> Some vendors tell me that in any XP system, a motherboard and or
> processor
> change will require a format and reinstall. Is this true?
>
> Thanks.
!