Hard Drive with XP to new motherboard/processor.....

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zzsoccer3

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was wondering if it was at all possible to take the e-machines hard drive that has windows XP installed on it and run it on a new motherboard... and it be able to read the drives???
 

dustyjay

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you will be able to read the drives but you wont be able to run windows. You will need to reinstall windows on the hard drive after you install it in the new computer. then you will have to activate it also. It is also illegal to move the type of OEM version of WinXP liscensed to be installed on and Emachines computer on any other computer. It is called Piracy.
 

zzsoccer3

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thanks dustyjay.... never knew, or had thought for that matter, that it would be considered piracy... thanks for the help!n
again may i add.... u helped me out yesterday with my MEMORY probelms... thanx!
 
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