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New hard drive... will XP still allow me to install?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bonecrusher123, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. Bonecrusher123

    Bonecrusher123 Thread Starter

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    hey guys, does anyone know if XP will allow me to install it on the same PC, but with a different hard drive? i remember a long time ago everyone was complaining about changing PC parts and then XP not wanting to install because it thought it was a different machine?

    thanks
     
  2. Jack Hackett

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    Should be fine.
    Have you considered cloning the old drive to the new?
     
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    It will always install. Where people had a problem was activations, it can fail to activate if its been installed too many times in a certain period or if the hardware has changed significantly over time. In those cases all you have to do is call MS and activate over the phone.
     
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    oh ok, thanks
     
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