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Building a new PC

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Selecta!, Apr 12, 2006.

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  1. Selecta!

    Selecta! Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know If I can transfer my old hard disk with XP Pro when I replace the CPU, Motherboard on my computer or will I need a fresh install?
     
  2. Old Rich

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    You will have a more stable system if you do a clean install . . If you need to salvage data, sometimes you can do a Repair Install, but it will not result in as desirable a system as a clean install ( IMO )
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    I've done repair installs like this on several computers when changing motherboards and not had any problems. Just needed to get any security updates again.
     
  4. map4442646

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    yes.... you can build a new computer and hook da old hard drive up to it
     
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