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Data on hard drive

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January 11, 2010 3:02:53 PM

Hi im totally new to pcs and am gonna change my motherboard.I am wondering will i lose my operating system data when i unplug the ide hard drive or will it just work?I don,t have the disc to reinstall xp so would have to purchase a new one if all is lost,thanks

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January 11, 2010 3:27:48 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Unfortunately you need re-install your OS when you change your mobo. The drivers and components of your current mobo and new moro are diferent.