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Replacing hard drive with one from another PC

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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 1:11:36 AM

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I have three kids and try to keep them up with working PCs while staying on
a budget. One had an e-machines that had its motherboard die. Can I put
the hard drive from that machine into a different old machine whose hard
drive had died and still have it work? Primarily, I wonder whether there
are any issues with Windows XP (home edition) that would preclude it from
working, or whether it requires some form of re-registration.

Thanks.

Rob

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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 1:11:37 AM

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You need to replace the defective eMachine motherboard with
an exact eMachine replacement. Otherwise, your eMachine
installed version of Windows XP will not work and you'll
end up having to purchase a conventional "Full Version"
of Windows XP and perform a "Repair Install".

Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

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Windows XP - Shell/User
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"Robert L. "Nob" Rauch" wrote:

| I have three kids and try to keep them up with working PCs while staying on
| a budget. One had an e-machines that had its motherboard die. Can I put
| the hard drive from that machine into a different old machine whose hard
| drive had died and still have it work? Primarily, I wonder whether there
| are any issues with Windows XP (home edition) that would preclude it from
| working, or whether it requires some form of re-registration.
|
| Thanks.
|
| Rob
!