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a b V Motherboard
February 17, 2005 4:08:30 AM

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

It seems like in ealier versions of Windows I deleted sections that
dealt with the motherboard and then at restart, it just detected the
new hardware and restarted once or twice.

Isn't there a simple way to still do this?

Not really worried about reactivationg I guess. REALLY don't want to
go the repair route. Probably means reinstalling programs, data
settings etc, etc etc.

Thanks again

Bruce


Colin Barnhorst Wrote:
> The motherboard plays a large role in the activation scheme so you may
> very
> well have to reactivate. Don't worry about that. It is easily done
> over
> the internet, especially if you have made no other changes to your
> system in
> the last 120 days. If you need to activate by phone, the activation
> process
> will tell you what to do.
>
> You should back up your system fully.
>
> You may have to do a repair installation (install in place). See and
> print
> out ahead of time:
> http://tinyurl.com/2zgk
>
> --
> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
> "drblbaker" drblbaker.1kk4dn@pcbanter.net wrote in message
> news:D rblbaker.1kk4dn@pcbanter.net...-
>
> I need to install a new motherboard on a machine with XP sp2 and all
> current updates. The existing mb is Gigabyte and I would prefer to
> replace with Asus and a much faster chip.
>
> What steps should I take in XP to avoid having to reinstall,
> reactivate, etc.? It seems to me that there are drivers related
> specifically to the mb and that they should be removed or there will
> be
> a conflict.
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.
>
>
> --
> drblbaker-


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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
February 17, 2005 4:08:31 AM

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

You are so likely to have to do a repair install that you might as well
prepare for it ahead of time.

Repair install will not disturb settings, files, programs, etc. You will
have to reinstall updates and patches. Do you have SP2 installed? If so,
you need to create a slipstreamed copy of XP + SP2 before you swap out the
mobo.

Use autostreamer to make the slipstreamed cd
http://www.autopatcher.com/autostreamer.html
Instructions for doing a repair install
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

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"drblbaker" <drblbaker.1kl1pm@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:D rblbaker.1kl1pm@pcbanter.net...
>
> It seems like in ealier versions of Windows I deleted sections that
> dealt with the motherboard and then at restart, it just detected the
> new hardware and restarted once or twice.
>
> Isn't there a simple way to still do this?
>
> Not really worried about reactivationg I guess. REALLY don't want to
> go the repair route. Probably means reinstalling programs, data
> settings etc, etc etc.
>
> Thanks again
>
> Bruce
>
>
> Colin Barnhorst Wrote:
>> The motherboard plays a large role in the activation scheme so you may
>> very
>> well have to reactivate. Don't worry about that. It is easily done
>> over
>> the internet, especially if you have made no other changes to your
>> system in
>> the last 120 days. If you need to activate by phone, the activation
>> process
>> will tell you what to do.
>>
>> You should back up your system fully.
>>
>> You may have to do a repair installation (install in place). See and
>> print
>> out ahead of time:
>> http://tinyurl.com/2zgk
>>
>> --
>> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
>> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
>> "drblbaker" drblbaker.1kk4dn@pcbanter.net wrote in message
>> news:D rblbaker.1kk4dn@pcbanter.net...-
>>
>> I need to install a new motherboard on a machine with XP sp2 and all
>> current updates. The existing mb is Gigabyte and I would prefer to
>> replace with Asus and a much faster chip.
>>
>> What steps should I take in XP to avoid having to reinstall,
>> reactivate, etc.? It seems to me that there are drivers related
>> specifically to the mb and that they should be removed or there will
>> be
>> a conflict.
>>
>> Thanks for any suggestions.
>>
>>
>> --
>> drblbaker-
>
>
> --
> drblbaker
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
February 17, 2005 10:13:19 PM

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

drblbaker wrote:
> It seems like in ealier versions of Windows I deleted sections that
> dealt with the motherboard and then at restart, it just detected the
> new hardware and restarted once or twice.
>


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.


> Isn't there a simple way to still do this?
>


Not reliably, no.

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.)

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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