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Anonymous
October 14, 2004 9:43:24 PM

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I have an older PC running XP Pro. I'd like to build a newer, faster PC and
simply slap in my existing hard drive. The existing drive is modern and
fast enough to keep, not to mention, loaded with everything that I need.

Is this possible?

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Anonymous
October 14, 2004 9:43:25 PM

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Since the chipset will have changed with the new motherboard, you will have
to perform a Repair Installation..... other than that, everything else
should be fine.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
--
Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"Fernie" <Fernie@not_thisDocSignings.net> wrote in message
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>I have an older PC running XP Pro. I'd like to build a newer, faster PC
>and simply slap in my existing hard drive. The existing drive is modern
>and fast enough to keep, not to mention, loaded with everything that I
>need.
>
> Is this possible?
>
>
Anonymous
October 14, 2004 9:43:26 PM

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I thought there was an easier way, isn't there a reg setting to trigger a
complete hardware reset so next time XP starts it will use default driver
set and re-run the entire Hardware discovery process again?

Rob.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
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> Since the chipset will have changed with the new motherboard, you will
> have to perform a Repair Installation..... other than that, everything
> else should be fine.
>
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
> www.coribright.com
>
> "Fernie" <Fernie@not_thisDocSignings.net> wrote in message
> news:0Vybd.474$rY1.326@fe2.texas.rr.com...
>>I have an older PC running XP Pro. I'd like to build a newer, faster PC
>>and simply slap in my existing hard drive. The existing drive is modern
>>and fast enough to keep, not to mention, loaded with everything that I
>>need.
>>
>> Is this possible?
>>
>>
>
>
>
Related resources
October 14, 2004 9:43:27 PM

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No

"Rob R. Ainscough" <robains@pacbell.net> wrote in message
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>I thought there was an easier way, isn't there a reg setting to trigger a
>complete hardware reset so next time XP starts it will use default driver
>set and re-run the entire Hardware discovery process again?
>
> Rob.
>
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
> news:uYhNXbhsEHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Since the chipset will have changed with the new motherboard, you will
>> have to perform a Repair Installation..... other than that, everything
>> else should be fine.
>>
>> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>> --
>> Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
>> www.coribright.com
>>
>> "Fernie" <Fernie@not_thisDocSignings.net> wrote in message
>> news:0Vybd.474$rY1.326@fe2.texas.rr.com...
>>>I have an older PC running XP Pro. I'd like to build a newer, faster PC
>>>and simply slap in my existing hard drive. The existing drive is modern
>>>and fast enough to keep, not to mention, loaded with everything that I
>>>need.
>>>
>>> Is this possible?
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 14, 2004 10:54:38 PM

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Fernie wrote:
> I have an older PC running XP Pro. I'd like to build a newer,
> faster
> PC and simply slap in my existing hard drive. The existing drive is
> modern and fast enough to keep, not to mention, loaded with
> everything that I need.
> Is this possible?


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.

--

Bruce Chambers

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Anonymous
October 15, 2004 12:09:45 AM

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Thanks to everyone who responded.

Is it possible to simply boot the drive and then load the new drivers from
CD? I know I had successfully done that in the past with either W98 or W2k
with minimal effort and nothing lost.

Of course, before I do this, I'd much rather hear any responses. Thanks
again.
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 12:09:46 AM

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A repair install does just what you want, it updates only,
it is not a new clean install. Your programs, settings and
such will remain. One issue is now in play, if your
installation CD is pre SP1 or SP2, it may not do the repair
install if you have already installed SP2. The solution is
to either remove SP2 or create a slipstreamed install CD
with SP2.

It is not just an issue of updating drivers when you change
hardware with Windows XP, it is an issue of product
activation and piracy.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


"Fernie" <Fernie@not_thisDocSignings.net> wrote in message
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| Thanks to everyone who responded.
|
| Is it possible to simply boot the drive and then load the
new drivers from
| CD? I know I had successfully done that in the past with
either W98 or W2k
| with minimal effort and nothing lost.
|
| Of course, before I do this, I'd much rather hear any
responses. Thanks
| again.
|
|
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 8:37:39 AM

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Jim,
" The solution is
> to either remove SP2 or create a slipstreamed install CD
> with SP2."

So what your saying is that this is why my XPHome OEM SP1 cd would not do a
repair install successfully on my PC with SP2? Is there a KB article
regarding how to create a slipstreamed install CD with SP2 ?

r.






"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
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>A repair install does just what you want, it updates only,
> it is not a new clean install. Your programs, settings and
> such will remain. One issue is now in play, if your
> installation CD is pre SP1 or SP2, it may not do the repair
> install if you have already installed SP2. The solution is
> to either remove SP2 or create a slipstreamed install CD
> with SP2.
>
> It is not just an issue of updating drivers when you change
> hardware with Windows XP, it is an issue of product
> activation and piracy.
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>
>
> "Fernie" <Fernie@not_thisDocSignings.net> wrote in message
> news:D 2Bbd.501$rY1.223@fe2.texas.rr.com...
> | Thanks to everyone who responded.
> |
> | Is it possible to simply boot the drive and then load the
> new drivers from
> | CD? I know I had successfully done that in the past with
> either W98 or W2k
> | with minimal effort and nothing lost.
> |
> | Of course, before I do this, I'd much rather hear any
> responses. Thanks
> | again.
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 7:11:37 PM

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I have the retail version of XP Pro but it does not contain SP2. I'm also
in a position that would require the creation of a slipstreamed
installation.


"namniar" <this@that> wrote in message
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> Jim,
> " The solution is
>> to either remove SP2 or create a slipstreamed install CD
>> with SP2."
>
> So what your saying is that this is why my XPHome OEM SP1 cd would not do
> a repair install successfully on my PC with SP2? Is there a KB article
> regarding how to create a slipstreamed install CD with SP2 ?
>
> r.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
> news:o GFilZjsEHA.2516@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>A repair install does just what you want, it updates only,
>> it is not a new clean install. Your programs, settings and
>> such will remain. One issue is now in play, if your
>> installation CD is pre SP1 or SP2, it may not do the repair
>> install if you have already installed SP2. The solution is
>> to either remove SP2 or create a slipstreamed install CD
>> with SP2.
>>
>> It is not just an issue of updating drivers when you change
>> hardware with Windows XP, it is an issue of product
>> activation and piracy.
>>
>>
>> --
>> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>>
>>
>> "Fernie" <Fernie@not_thisDocSignings.net> wrote in message
>> news:D 2Bbd.501$rY1.223@fe2.texas.rr.com...
>> | Thanks to everyone who responded.
>> |
>> | Is it possible to simply boot the drive and then load the
>> new drivers from
>> | CD? I know I had successfully done that in the past with
>> either W98 or W2k
>> | with minimal effort and nothing lost.
>> |
>> | Of course, before I do this, I'd much rather hear any
>> responses. Thanks
>> | again.
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 16, 2004 3:04:47 AM

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See:
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticl...
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"Fernie" <Fernie@not_thisDocSignings.net> wrote in message
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>I have the retail version of XP Pro but it does not contain SP2. I'm also
>in a position that would require the creation of a slipstreamed
>installation.
>
Anonymous
October 16, 2004 3:05:00 AM

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See:
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticl...
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"namniar" <this@that> wrote in message
news:uksn8LqsEHA.820@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...

> So what your saying is that this is why my XPHome OEM SP1 cd would not do
> a repair install successfully on my PC with SP2? Is there a KB article
> regarding how to create a slipstreamed install CD with SP2 ?
>
Anonymous
October 16, 2004 11:26:59 AM

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Thank you Cari

r.

"Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
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> See:
> http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticl...
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
> www.coribright.com
>
> "namniar" <this@that> wrote in message
> news:uksn8LqsEHA.820@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
>> So what your saying is that this is why my XPHome OEM SP1 cd would not do
>> a repair install successfully on my PC with SP2? Is there a KB article
>> regarding how to create a slipstreamed install CD with SP2 ?
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 16, 2004 7:06:53 PM

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Also at msfn's website is this great unattended guide:
http://unattended.msfn.org/

-----
Nathan McNulty

namniar wrote:
> Thank you Cari
>
> r.
>
> "Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
> news:uL41UY0sEHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
>>See:
>>http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticl...
>>--
>>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
>>www.coribright.com
>>
>>"namniar" <this@that> wrote in message
>>news:uksn8LqsEHA.820@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>
>>
>>>So what your saying is that this is why my XPHome OEM SP1 cd would not do
>>>a repair install successfully on my PC with SP2? Is there a KB article
>>>regarding how to create a slipstreamed install CD with SP2 ?
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
!