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Major Hardware change with XP Help Needed

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
May 17, 2004 9:37:03 PM

My computer just cost me $600 in new hardware I had to get a new MOBO, CPU, Power Supply. I went from AMD to Intel so chipset has totally changed.

I figured that XP pro would not like this major hardware change with having to reinstall XP. Problem is I have tons of apps installed along with lots of data that has not been backed up.

What options are there so that my apps will still work after a reinstall and data will not be lost any help would be great.

Thanks in advance


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May 18, 2004 12:04:17 AM

You shoudn't have to reload anything. Put new m/b drivers in and you will probably have to reauthorize xp-but thats it. I have done same kinds of upgrades and thats all. Try it, go online and if it asks to reauthorize-do it-it is a legal copy, isn't it!
May 18, 2004 1:58:52 AM

Yes it is a legal copy of XP, I thought there might have been more to it going from AMD chipset to Intel thanks for the help
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May 18, 2004 2:49:28 AM

Didn't mean anything by it, just trying to look at ALL possible causes.
May 18, 2004 5:06:42 AM

No problem didn't take anything.