Hi i recently bought new CPU and a motherboard. I have an old Hp pavilion that i got 5 years ago. I will be using my old hdd from the Pavilion and i have Windows Vista pre-installed on it. How can i get my old windows to work on my new build. I have a recovery partition on that hdd. Should i make recovery discs and try to install windows from these or do i have to buy new windows?
your welcome to try the recovery discs but it probably wont work without the HP motherboard in it. If you do not wish to purchase a new windows license I encourage you to download and install Fedora or Ubuntu Linux for free.