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Adding old hard drive to new motherboard.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ohisay, May 9, 2007.

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  1. ohisay

    ohisay Thread Starter

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    I have just bought a new motherboard/processor and had it put into a new case with a better PSU (given that my older system died recently ).I deliberately didn't get a new hard drive.
    I intend to put my old ram and graphics cards on the new motherboard (they are compatible).
    My question is - can I simply attach the old hard drive from my older computer with my operating system (XP) and files settings etc and expect there to be no conflicts when it boots up .?
     
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    Hi ohisay, and welcome to TSG.

    Unless your new motherboard, BIOS and CPU are just about identical drop in replacements for the original parts, you will most likely have problems with hardware driver conflicts and getting Windows XP to run. If your PC came with an OEM version of Windows XP, I believe that the Microsoft license ties it to that that specific motherboard.
     
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