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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by INeedHelpp, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. INeedHelpp

    INeedHelpp Thread Starter

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    Hi I was curious if I could take my current harddrive with Windows ME on it and place it with a whole new motherboard, memory and processor and just recover the hard drive and not lose any data? I really do not want to reformat, so I am hoping using the cd, there is a way to simply recover what was on there? Thanks for your time.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    The real problem doing that, is that the hard drive contains all the motherboard and video chipset drivers, which will probably cause the PC to fail when booting, they will incorrectly control the entire process.

    You might get away with booting up first using the Windows ME disk, and performing an "over the top" reinstall, or a Repair.

    But its not a "clean" way of doing things and will probably give a poor result in terms of long term reliability.

    Windows ME can be fussy at the best of times, a clean install would be preferred.
     
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