Building A new computer from scratch.

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znovotz

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I built a new computer. And I want to use the HDD from my old computer (the one I am typing this on now), in the new computer. I put this HDD in the new comp and Tuned it on and went through the Bios setup with the MB manual. and everything went ok then I saved and exited the bios setup and was hoping to load windows up just like on my old puter. anyways to make a longer story short windows wouldn't load. can what i am trying to do be done or should i just get a new copy of windows and start from scratch?
 

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The Windows already installed on the old HDD includes the drivers for that computer's devices, not your new one.

If you have a retail (not purchased along with a computer) Windows XP CD you can install that on the new computer and change the registration.
 

znovotz

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thanks I got it woking now. I did a reinstall once I got the CD rom to boot, following the rules in a different thread.
 
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