Alright, well right now I have a gateway GT4010 that I bought in 2003 I think, and now I think its time for a new computer with the latest components. I just ordered my parts, and I just had a quick question.. so hopefully its not too "noobie".
Well, here goes:
My old HDD is compatible with my new motherboard, so if I hook it up with the new computer will I have to re-install Windows XP? Since my old computer came already installed on the system. Or do I have to buy a new copy? I don't feel like spending 100 bucks on a new OS. I really like XP, and wish to keep it.
yes you will need to install a new op system.
Just putting in a HDD with all of the drivers from the old system on it will cause nothing but trouble.
goto newegg.com and you can get a OEM copy of XP for about 80 dollars.