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Reinstall Windows XP Home Upgrade on a new hard drive

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October 15, 2004 6:03:04 PM

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I would like to upgrade my laptop's hard drive and am concerned that my
previously installed Windows XP Home Upgrade Key will not work with the new
hard drive. Will I have this problem? If so, what can I do to reinstall
Windows XP? If this is going to be an aggravation, I will not do this.
The factory installed Windows was Windows 98SE. I know that I will probably
need to install Windows 98 before installing the upgrade.
Your advice is appreciated.
--
Nick
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October 15, 2004 6:13:45 PM

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

Nick, if you have the Win98SE CD then you won't have to reinstall Win98.
WinXP will just ask for the Win98 CD to verify. You can do a new install
with a Upgrade CD. Just upgrading your hard drive will not effect
Activation. So if the conditions that I mentioned are met go ahead with your
plan. Check here for more info
http://www.duxcw.com/faq/win/xp/clean.htm


"Nick" <Nick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6E7F2A13-7072-41FE-8013-19554F58FC85@microsoft.com...
>I would like to upgrade my laptop's hard drive and am concerned that my
> previously installed Windows XP Home Upgrade Key will not work with the
> new
> hard drive. Will I have this problem? If so, what can I do to reinstall
> Windows XP? If this is going to be an aggravation, I will not do this.
> The factory installed Windows was Windows 98SE. I know that I will
> probably
> need to install Windows 98 before installing the upgrade.
> Your advice is appreciated.
> --
> Nick
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