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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove hunter315 Homebuilt system Master 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. | Report abuse rolli59 Homebuilt system Master December 28, 2010 9:03:39 PM ^+1 | Report abuse boiler1990 Homebuilt system Master December 28, 2010 11:36:04 PM Yeah, that doesn't even work with retail copies. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Need Information> Related ressources: ForumCan't delete Old XP System Volume Information , need help ForumNeed information re refilling the HP Deskjet 6540/HP 96 ca.. ForumNeed information about gtx 660 ForumNeed information from Water Cooling users! Forum[Solved] Need help finding information about hard drive ForumI need some information about some queries about a new built I'm making. ForumNeed information about my components ForumI need of some information ! ForumHey, i need the full information of this, ForumHow to securely transmit and store credit card information ? ForumI need to email windows 7 for information how ForumStudent Information and Grading System for Java Programming ForumNeed some information ForumNeed some information clarified and suggestion ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m ForumNeed help/advice with new (first) build 2k-3k budget ForumNeed feedback for my budgeted gaming rig under $750 Forum[Solved] Need Help if I should add more RAM ForumFirst time need advice on hardware ForumNewbie, first build - need advice More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !