Need Information Tags: Homebuilt Computer Hewlett Packard Hard Drives Windows XP Systems Last response: December 28, 2010 11:36 PM in Systems Share allmanbros December 28, 2010 8:58:54 PM Hello, Can I install a hard drive from a HP computer with windows XP into a computer I built and get it to boot and work properly. More about : information hunter315 a b B Homebuilt system December 28, 2010 9:01:25 PM Nope, the copy of windows in OEM machines is tied to the motherboard. In general when you replace a motherboard you need to reformat and reinstall, this is even more true with OEM copies of windows. m 0 l rolli59 a c 104 B Homebuilt system a b α HP December 28, 2010 9:03:39 PM ^+1 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer boiler1990 a b B Homebuilt system December 28, 2010 11:36:04 PM Yeah, that doesn't even work with retail copies. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed a bit of extra information about these two GFX cards Forum SolvedNeed help with PSU information. (Moving from India to America, want to know about whether my PSU will still work.) Forum Solvedneed information for my new gaming computer Forum SolvedNeed information on a new GPU Forum Solvedi'm planning build to build a gaming pc need more information....??!!? Forum Solvedneed Waltage information Forum SolvedNeed upgrade information Forum Solvedkingston ram, need information Forum SolvedNeed a little information on first time start-up Forum SolvedNeed a little information on first time start-up Forum SolvedI need new system start up information please. Forum SolvedNeed very informative information for a $1000 gaming build Forum SolvedNeed information on Seasonic SS-400BT PSU fan bearing type Forum SolvedNeed information regarding china CPUs Forum SolvedNEED help with GPU Information ASAP ! ! ! Forum SolvedNeed information about BIOS Forum SolvedNeed server information Forum Solvedneed help with some information new mobo and getting new ram Forum SolvedNeed information for 6-700$ AMD based gaming desktop Forum SolvedNeed information about ASRock extrem 6 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !