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 Post subject: Using an existing hard drive with a new motherboard
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:23 pm 
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Hi Scott,

Recently, I upgraded my motherboard and processor but wanted to use my existing SATA hard drive as it had Windows XP and data on it.

I know from past experience, that I was able to change motheboards (using XP) and perform a repair install which was on the version(XP Pro) I had at the time.

However, I have a version of XP Home which came with my system that has no repair option.

I just wanted to ask what is the correct procedure to reinstall an existing hard drive with a new motherboard.

I would be grateful for your advice.

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Brakers


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 Post subject: Re: Using an existing hard drive with a new motherboard
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:41 pm 
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Recently, I upgraded my motherboard and processor but wanted to use my existing SATA hard drive as it had Windows XP and data on it.

While doing that is possible, I recommend a clean install instead. However, if you want to ignore that advice, I previously posted about the procedure here.

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I have a version of XP Home which came with my system that has no repair option.

That is probably a product restore disc. You'll need a standard OEM System Builder, Upgrade or Retail disc instead. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Using an existing hard drive with a new motherboard
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:19 pm 
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Hi Scott,

Thank you for your advice. I have copies of all my programs and files and will follow your recommendations in the future.

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