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Replace Computer, Use old Hard Drive

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March 23, 2012 9:01:30 PM

Can I put my hard drive in a different computer that is the exact same model. Would I encounter any problems? I am using Windows XP.
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March 24, 2012 2:12:53 AM

If it is exactly the same there should be no problems. If there is motherboard change (different motherboard) then maybe a repair install of Windows would fix any issues.
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March 26, 2012 12:07:05 AM

thanks for the info would i need my original windows disc to do a repair install if i do run into any issues
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March 26, 2012 12:08:17 AM

and would I lose any data doing a repair install
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March 26, 2012 12:20:41 AM

There is a small change for data to get corrupted. I have done repair install many times and never had issues. Theoretically you can use any XP disk that has the same service pack installed but you need the code for the install you are repairing.
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