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Anonymous
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September 21, 2004 12:52:01 PM

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If I killed my mother board, after I replace it will have
have to reinstall windows xp or is everything on my hard
drive still ok?

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 21, 2004 1:21:42 PM

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Replacing the dead mobo with the exact same model (ideally with the same
BIOS) will not usually cause any problems. Usually. . .

"Lvstigers" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:49eb01c49ff2$ef5a21a0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> If I killed my mother board, after I replace it will have
> have to reinstall windows xp or is everything on my hard
> drive still ok?
Anonymous
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September 21, 2004 2:23:49 PM

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Not if you are getting the same chipset...


Lvstigers wrote:
> If I killed my mother board, after I replace it will have
> have to reinstall windows xp or is everything on my hard
> drive still ok?
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Anonymous
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September 21, 2004 3:00:20 PM

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Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

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"Lvstigers" wrote:

| If I killed my mother board, after I replace it will have
| have to reinstall windows xp or is everything on my hard
| drive still ok?
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 22, 2004 12:01:59 AM

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Lvstigers wrote:
> If I killed my mother board, after I replace it will have
> have to reinstall windows xp or is everything on my hard
> drive still ok?


Normally, and assuming a retail license (many OEM installations
and licenses are not transferable to a new motherboard - check yours
before starting), unless the new motherboard is virtually identical
(same chipset, same IDE controllers, same BIOS version, etc.) to the
one on which the 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

The "why" is quite simple, really, and has nothing to do with
licensing issues, per se; it's a purely technical matter, at this
point. You've pulled the proverbial hardware rug out from under the
OS. (If you don't like -- or get -- the rug analogy, think of it as
picking up a Cape Cod style home and then setting it down onto a Ranch
style foundation. It just isn't going to fit.) WinXP, like Win2K
before it, is not nearly as "promiscuous" as Win9x when it comes to
accepting any old hardware configuration you throw at it. On
installation it "tailors" itself to the specific hardware found. This
is one of the reasons that the entire WinNT/2K/XP OS family is so much
more stable than the Win9x group.

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

This will also probably 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.

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