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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

    Sep 10, 2004
    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

    Old Rich

    Jan 17, 2003
    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

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    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


    Apr 15, 2006
    yes.... you can build a new computer and hook da old hard drive up to it
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