Solved Would I be able to use entirely new hardware with a hard drive that has Windows Tags: Hardware Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: October 16, 2012 2:38 AM in Windows XP Share 7nkedocye October 3, 2012 1:54:04 AM If so, would i have to re-install XP? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Specs: 1x4 DDR3 1866 RAM Trinity A10-5800k APU ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 motherboard More about : hardware hard drive windows | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution PhilFrisbie October 3, 2012 2:15:43 AM It is never a good idea to transfer an installed copy of Windows from one system to another unless the hardware is very similar. Also, if it is an OEM copy of XP you will likely be violating the license. | Report abuse 7nkedocye October 3, 2012 2:24:49 AM So reinstalling windows would probably be the best? | Report abuse PhilFrisbie October 3, 2012 7:52:35 PM Yes, you should reinstall Windows. | Report abuse 7nkedocye October 16, 2012 2:38:25 AM Best answer selected by 7nkedocye. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>Would I be able to use entirely new hardware with a hard drive that has Windows> Related ressources: ForumNot able to use added hard drive ! Help!!! ForumConsidering switching to Linux entirely ... ForumEntirely New Configuration, need some help ForumI can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not able to access it ForumShould I use mobo's RAID or hardware RAID for RAID 0 on SSD boot drive ForumOld Hard Drive without driver trying to use on new build ForumNew Pc hardware old hard drive ForumWindows Vista on Notebooks: Why and What Hardware ? ForumMove XP SP2 hard drive to another hardware platform ForumProblem: Random Restarts, won't shut down entirely ForumUse ram as hard drive cache ? ForumNot able to install windows 7 to a new built computer. ForumCan I use my old hard drive on a new build? ForumWest digital wd3200avjs hard drive is wacko! ForumMissing OS Entirely ForumImaging an Entire Partitoned Hard Drive - Is this possible ? ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !