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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cmny3, Nov 16, 2004.

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  1. cmny3

    cmny3 Thread Starter

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    Ok guys, I searched but couldn't find an answer to this one. I'm going to finally finish my first home built pc this weekend. I'm salvaging a hard drive out of another pc. Will I have a problem installing brand new windows xp os on a hard drive that had it on it. I was told I needed to purchase the operating system since I change motherboards. Any advice would be great. thanks again in advance.
     
  2. norton850

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    Not totally sure if you are taking the hard drive out of the old system and just putting it in the new and hoping XP on the drive will work in the new system (answer to that is probably not) or if you are planning to reformat the drive and reinstall windows (in this case no problem)

    Just remember that legally a copy of XP can only be installed on one system at a time.
     
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  4. cmny3

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    thanks again guys. I am actually planning on reformating and reinstalling a legal copy of xp. I just wanted to make sure the old stuff won't screw me up.
     
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