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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.

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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.
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December 28, 2010 9:03:39 PM

^+1
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December 28, 2010 11:36:04 PM

Yeah, that doesn't even work with retail copies.
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