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June 18, 2004 3:15:10 PM

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I've bought a new computer with P4 3.2 mhz 1 meg memory,
Intel mboard 865PERL. I installed my drive from old
computer with XP op system on it but it will not boot up.
As a test a clean drive I installed in the computer, then
installed XP works fine. Is there something with
activation of the drives in the old computer that is
preventing these drives to boot because its seeing new
board, processor, etc? I'm not going to use old computer
anymore so why can't I use my XP software in the new
machine without having to totally clean drive and
reinstall all software? If this is problem is there a way
to correct this? I'd like not to have to reformat drive
and load all the software in again. Or is it some other
cause?
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 11:07:01 PM

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"Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1e65801c45560$310fb1b0$a101280a@phx.gbl
> I've bought a new computer with P4 3.2 mhz 1 meg memory,
> Intel mboard 865PERL. I installed my drive from old
> computer with XP op system on it but it will not boot up.
> As a test a clean drive I installed in the computer, then
> installed XP works fine. Is there something with
> activation of the drives in the old computer that is
> preventing these drives to boot because its seeing new
> board, processor, etc? I'm not going to use old computer
> anymore so why can't I use my XP software in the new
> machine without having to totally clean drive and
> reinstall all software? If this is problem is there a way
> to correct this? I'd like not to have to reformat drive
> and load all the software in again. Or is it some other
> cause?

try booting in dafe mode (f8 after post) and installing new motherboard
drivers. then reboot

--
..
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 11:07:02 PM

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

That might work, but a repair install of XP is in order.
But the question arises, what was the version of XP on the
old computer, was it OEM or upgrade or was it a retail full
install?
To install the old hard drive as your boot hard drive, that
OS must be removed from the previous computer. The new
computer, was it a retail or custom purchase, did it come
with XP? What software did you use to do your "trial"
install?

XP won't boot on a radically changed system without a
reinstall and updated WPA.

See
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341


--
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But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


"Kelly Cotter"
<"deletethis"kelly.cotter@*deletethis*blueyonder.co.uk>
wrote in message
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| "Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
| news:1e65801c45560$310fb1b0$a101280a@phx.gbl
| > I've bought a new computer with P4 3.2 mhz 1 meg memory,
| > Intel mboard 865PERL. I installed my drive from old
| > computer with XP op system on it but it will not boot
up.
| > As a test a clean drive I installed in the computer,
then
| > installed XP works fine. Is there something with
| > activation of the drives in the old computer that is
| > preventing these drives to boot because its seeing new
| > board, processor, etc? I'm not going to use old computer
| > anymore so why can't I use my XP software in the new
| > machine without having to totally clean drive and
| > reinstall all software? If this is problem is there a
way
| > to correct this? I'd like not to have to reformat drive
| > and load all the software in again. Or is it some other
| > cause?
|
| try booting in dafe mode (f8 after post) and installing
new motherboard
| drivers. then reboot
|
| --
| .
|
|
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June 19, 2004 4:39:41 AM

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

Thanks for reply.
Your questions:
1.XP version on old computer - "Home" retail upgrade
2.New Computer - custom, my installation, all new mobo,
mem, P4, case
3.Did not come with new XP
4.Trial s/w was the same XP used in old but installed in
new drive while connected to new setup.

My question.- When you say "Won't boot.....without a
reinstall", do you mean a complete clean and reformat or
reinstall over existing?
>-----Original Message-----
>That might work, but a repair install of XP is in order.
>But the question arises, what was the version of XP on
the
>old computer, was it OEM or upgrade or was it a retail
full
>install?
>To install the old hard drive as your boot hard drive,
that
>OS must be removed from the previous computer. The new
>computer, was it a retail or custom purchase, did it come
>with XP? What software did you use to do your "trial"
>install?
>
>XP won't boot on a radically changed system without a
>reinstall and updated WPA.
>
>See
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-
US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341
>
>
>--
>The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>
>
>"Kelly Cotter"
><"deletethis"kelly.cotter@*deletethis*blueyonder.co.uk>
>wrote in message
>news:p 3HAc.4130$We6.36355141@news-text.cableinet.net...
>| "Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>message
>| news:1e65801c45560$310fb1b0$a101280a@phx.gbl
>| > I've bought a new computer with P4 3.2 mhz 1 meg
memory,
>| > Intel mboard 865PERL. I installed my drive from old
>| > computer with XP op system on it but it will not boot
>up.
>| > As a test a clean drive I installed in the computer,
>then
>| > installed XP works fine. Is there something with
>| > activation of the drives in the old computer that is
>| > preventing these drives to boot because its seeing
new
>| > board, processor, etc? I'm not going to use old
computer
>| > anymore so why can't I use my XP software in the new
>| > machine without having to totally clean drive and
>| > reinstall all software? If this is problem is there a
>way
>| > to correct this? I'd like not to have to reformat
drive
>| > and load all the software in again. Or is it some
other
>| > cause?
>|
>| try booting in dafe mode (f8 after post) and installing
>new motherboard
>| drivers. then reboot
>|
>| --
>| .
>|
>|
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
June 19, 2004 1:28:19 PM

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

It would need to be reinstalled over the installation.
However it seems that you will be in violation of EULA. The
new computer is not an upgrade of the old computer. The
upgrade you used on the old computer can me moved to a
different computer since it was a retail purchase. But your
new computer has never had an original OS to upgrade.
Just transferring a hard drive to the new computer is not a
valid or legal or perhaps I should say ethical procedure.
You could purchase a full install of Windows 95, 98 or ME at
a steep discount and install that and then use your upgrade.
Or you could buy a Microsoft OEM W XP Home CD for about
$80-100 and do a clean install. The MS OEM is exactly the
same as a retail, except it is tied (just as your current
old hard drive's original OS you upgraded was tied to the
first computer (mobo, CPU, case, etc.) and is not licensed
to be moved.

The reason why you new computer won't boot is that you'll
need a different set of drivers for the new mobo and CPU and
WPA will see the changed system and it won't match what is
in the file, so it won't boot.
New computers will cost money for new software. If you buy
a full install retail rather than an upgrade CD, you can
move that from machine to machine as you upgrade to new
computers. That is the difference. You can move the
upgrade to, but only to a computer that has an Windows OS
already installed.

"Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1e9a401c455d0$950cd060$a101280a@phx.gbl...
| Thanks for reply.
| Your questions:
| 1.XP version on old computer - "Home" retail upgrade
| 2.New Computer - custom, my installation, all new mobo,
| mem, P4, case
| 3.Did not come with new XP
| 4.Trial s/w was the same XP used in old but installed in
| new drive while connected to new setup.
|
| My question.- When you say "Won't boot.....without a
| reinstall", do you mean a complete clean and reformat or
| reinstall over existing?
| >-----Original Message-----
| >That might work, but a repair install of XP is in order.
| >But the question arises, what was the version of XP on
| the
| >old computer, was it OEM or upgrade or was it a retail
| full
| >install?
| >To install the old hard drive as your boot hard drive,
| that
| >OS must be removed from the previous computer. The new
| >computer, was it a retail or custom purchase, did it come
| >with XP? What software did you use to do your "trial"
| >install?
| >
| >XP won't boot on a radically changed system without a
| >reinstall and updated WPA.
| >
| >See
| >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-
| US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341
| >
| >
| >--
| >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| >
| >
| >"Kelly Cotter"
| ><"deletethis"kelly.cotter@*deletethis*blueyonder.co.uk>
| >wrote in message
| >news:p 3HAc.4130$We6.36355141@news-text.cableinet.net...
| >| "Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
| >message
| >| news:1e65801c45560$310fb1b0$a101280a@phx.gbl
| >| > I've bought a new computer with P4 3.2 mhz 1 meg
| memory,
| >| > Intel mboard 865PERL. I installed my drive from old
| >| > computer with XP op system on it but it will not boot
| >up.
| >| > As a test a clean drive I installed in the computer,
| >then
| >| > installed XP works fine. Is there something with
| >| > activation of the drives in the old computer that is
| >| > preventing these drives to boot because its seeing
| new
| >| > board, processor, etc? I'm not going to use old
| computer
| >| > anymore so why can't I use my XP software in the new
| >| > machine without having to totally clean drive and
| >| > reinstall all software? If this is problem is there a
| >way
| >| > to correct this? I'd like not to have to reformat
| drive
| >| > and load all the software in again. Or is it some
| other
| >| > cause?
| >|
| >| try booting in dafe mode (f8 after post) and installing
| >new motherboard
| >| drivers. then reboot
| >|
| >| --
| >| .
| >|
| >|
| >
| >
| >.
| >
Anonymous
June 19, 2004 1:28:20 PM

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

Thanks for your help, I understand.
>-----Original Message-----
>It would need to be reinstalled over the installation.
>However it seems that you will be in violation of EULA.
The
>new computer is not an upgrade of the old computer. The
>upgrade you used on the old computer can me moved to a
>different computer since it was a retail purchase. But
your
>new computer has never had an original OS to upgrade.
>Just transferring a hard drive to the new computer is
not a
>valid or legal or perhaps I should say ethical procedure.
>You could purchase a full install of Windows 95, 98 or
ME at
>a steep discount and install that and then use your
upgrade.
>Or you could buy a Microsoft OEM W XP Home CD for about
>$80-100 and do a clean install. The MS OEM is exactly
the
>same as a retail, except it is tied (just as your current
>old hard drive's original OS you upgraded was tied to the
>first computer (mobo, CPU, case, etc.) and is not
licensed
>to be moved.
>
>The reason why you new computer won't boot is that you'll
>need a different set of drivers for the new mobo and CPU
and
>WPA will see the changed system and it won't match what
is
>in the file, so it won't boot.
>New computers will cost money for new software. If you
buy
>a full install retail rather than an upgrade CD, you can
>move that from machine to machine as you upgrade to new
>computers. That is the difference. You can move the
>upgrade to, but only to a computer that has an Windows OS
>already installed.
>
>"Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:1e9a401c455d0$950cd060$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>| Thanks for reply.
>| Your questions:
>| 1.XP version on old computer - "Home" retail upgrade
>| 2.New Computer - custom, my installation, all new mobo,
>| mem, P4, case
>| 3.Did not come with new XP
>| 4.Trial s/w was the same XP used in old but installed
in
>| new drive while connected to new setup.
>|
>| My question.- When you say "Won't boot.....without a
>| reinstall", do you mean a complete clean and reformat
or
>| reinstall over existing?
>| >-----Original Message-----
>| >That might work, but a repair install of XP is in
order.
>| >But the question arises, what was the version of XP on
>| the
>| >old computer, was it OEM or upgrade or was it a retail
>| full
>| >install?
>| >To install the old hard drive as your boot hard drive,
>| that
>| >OS must be removed from the previous computer. The
new
>| >computer, was it a retail or custom purchase, did it
come
>| >with XP? What software did you use to do your "trial"
>| >install?
>| >
>| >XP won't boot on a radically changed system without a
>| >reinstall and updated WPA.
>| >
>| >See
>| >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-
>| US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341
>| >
>| >
>| >--
>| >The people think the Constitution protects their
rights;
>| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>| >
>| >
>| >"Kelly Cotter"
>|
><"deletethis"kelly.cotter@*deletethis*blueyonder.co.uk>
>| >wrote in message
>| >news:p 3HAc.4130$We6.36355141@news-
text.cableinet.net...
>| >| "Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>| >message
>| >| news:1e65801c45560$310fb1b0$a101280a@phx.gbl
>| >| > I've bought a new computer with P4 3.2 mhz 1 meg
>| memory,
>| >| > Intel mboard 865PERL. I installed my drive from
old
>| >| > computer with XP op system on it but it will not
boot
>| >up.
>| >| > As a test a clean drive I installed in the
computer,
>| >then
>| >| > installed XP works fine. Is there something with
>| >| > activation of the drives in the old computer that
is
>| >| > preventing these drives to boot because its seeing
>| new
>| >| > board, processor, etc? I'm not going to use old
>| computer
>| >| > anymore so why can't I use my XP software in the
new
>| >| > machine without having to totally clean drive and
>| >| > reinstall all software? If this is problem is
there a
>| >way
>| >| > to correct this? I'd like not to have to reformat
>| drive
>| >| > and load all the software in again. Or is it some
>| other
>| >| > cause?
>| >|
>| >| try booting in dafe mode (f8 after post) and
installing
>| >new motherboard
>| >| drivers. then reboot
>| >|
>| >| --
>| >| .
>| >|
>| >|
>| >
>| >
>| >.
>| >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
June 19, 2004 3:51:19 PM

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

You're welcome. You can find used OS software, but if you
buy such, be sure you get all the original CD, manuals and
certificates. You might be able to buy an OEM (home
builders version at the place where you bought your mobo and
if they are nice they might still sell it to you at a
discount as though it was bought with the mobo.


<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1ec7301c45619$f0ebc190$a401280a@phx.gbl...
| Thanks for your help, I understand.
| >-----Original Message-----
| >It would need to be reinstalled over the installation.
| >However it seems that you will be in violation of EULA.
| The
| >new computer is not an upgrade of the old computer. The
| >upgrade you used on the old computer can me moved to a
| >different computer since it was a retail purchase. But
| your
| >new computer has never had an original OS to upgrade.
| >Just transferring a hard drive to the new computer is
| not a
| >valid or legal or perhaps I should say ethical procedure.
| >You could purchase a full install of Windows 95, 98 or
| ME at
| >a steep discount and install that and then use your
| upgrade.
| >Or you could buy a Microsoft OEM W XP Home CD for about
| >$80-100 and do a clean install. The MS OEM is exactly
| the
| >same as a retail, except it is tied (just as your current
| >old hard drive's original OS you upgraded was tied to the
| >first computer (mobo, CPU, case, etc.) and is not
| licensed
| >to be moved.
| >
| >The reason why you new computer won't boot is that you'll
| >need a different set of drivers for the new mobo and CPU
| and
| >WPA will see the changed system and it won't match what
| is
| >in the file, so it won't boot.
| >New computers will cost money for new software. If you
| buy
| >a full install retail rather than an upgrade CD, you can
| >move that from machine to machine as you upgrade to new
| >computers. That is the difference. You can move the
| >upgrade to, but only to a computer that has an Windows OS
| >already installed.
| >
| >"Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
| message
| >news:1e9a401c455d0$950cd060$a101280a@phx.gbl...
| >| Thanks for reply.
| >| Your questions:
| >| 1.XP version on old computer - "Home" retail upgrade
| >| 2.New Computer - custom, my installation, all new mobo,
| >| mem, P4, case
| >| 3.Did not come with new XP
| >| 4.Trial s/w was the same XP used in old but installed
| in
| >| new drive while connected to new setup.
| >|
| >| My question.- When you say "Won't boot.....without a
| >| reinstall", do you mean a complete clean and reformat
| or
| >| reinstall over existing?
| >| >-----Original Message-----
| >| >That might work, but a repair install of XP is in
| order.
| >| >But the question arises, what was the version of XP on
| >| the
| >| >old computer, was it OEM or upgrade or was it a retail
| >| full
| >| >install?
| >| >To install the old hard drive as your boot hard drive,
| >| that
| >| >OS must be removed from the previous computer. The
| new
| >| >computer, was it a retail or custom purchase, did it
| come
| >| >with XP? What software did you use to do your "trial"
| >| >install?
| >| >
| >| >XP won't boot on a radically changed system without a
| >| >reinstall and updated WPA.
| >| >
| >| >See
| >| >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-
| >| US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341
| >| >
| >| >
| >| >--
| >| >The people think the Constitution protects their
| rights;
| >| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| >| >
| >| >
| >| >"Kelly Cotter"
| >|
| ><"deletethis"kelly.cotter@*deletethis*blueyonder.co.uk>
| >| >wrote in message
| >| >news:p 3HAc.4130$We6.36355141@news-
| text.cableinet.net...
| >| >| "Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
| >| >message
| >| >| news:1e65801c45560$310fb1b0$a101280a@phx.gbl
| >| >| > I've bought a new computer with P4 3.2 mhz 1 meg
| >| memory,
| >| >| > Intel mboard 865PERL. I installed my drive from
| old
| >| >| > computer with XP op system on it but it will not
| boot
| >| >up.
| >| >| > As a test a clean drive I installed in the
| computer,
| >| >then
| >| >| > installed XP works fine. Is there something with
| >| >| > activation of the drives in the old computer that
| is
| >| >| > preventing these drives to boot because its seeing
| >| new
| >| >| > board, processor, etc? I'm not going to use old
| >| computer
| >| >| > anymore so why can't I use my XP software in the
| new
| >| >| > machine without having to totally clean drive and
| >| >| > reinstall all software? If this is problem is
| there a
| >| >way
| >| >| > to correct this? I'd like not to have to reformat
| >| drive
| >| >| > and load all the software in again. Or is it some
| >| other
| >| >| > cause?
| >| >|
| >| >| try booting in dafe mode (f8 after post) and
| installing
| >| >new motherboard
| >| >| drivers. then reboot
| >| >|
| >| >| --
| >| >| .
| >| >|
| >| >|
| >| >
| >| >
| >| >.
| >| >
| >
| >
| >.
| >
!