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I want to put my old Motherboard in an older PC

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April 26, 2014 6:11:28 PM

I bought a new motherboard + CPU. My father has been wanting to upgrade his computer, and was going to buy a completely new one. If I gave him my old Motherboard, CPU and old GPU though, all he would need to buy is a few gigs of RAM.

Besides not having the correct cables, are there any things I should consider before installing my old Motherboard? His PC is probably 5-7 years old and runs Windows XP still, while my old Motherboard came from a 2 year old PC running Windows 7. I checked the cables and form size of his old motherboard, and it should install fine. I'm just worried about anything else since I've never installed one before and really don't want to cause damage to his PC.

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April 27, 2014 12:45:14 AM

You won't cause any damage as you are virtually changing the entire system. You will, of course, have to include the Windows 7 hard drive in your migration plan as that must stay with the motherboard if it's OEM.
April 27, 2014 8:54:13 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
You won't cause any damage as you are virtually changing the entire system. You will, of course, have to include the Windows 7 hard drive in your migration plan as that must stay with the motherboard if it's OEM.


I can't just give him my hard-drive. If he gets Windows 7 on his HD, will that suffice, or does it have to be the specific HD that came with the PC containing the Motherboard?
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April 27, 2014 9:25:32 AM

Yes you can move your HD also
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