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New mobo and new cpu with xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by infiniti_, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. infiniti_

    infiniti_ Thread Starter

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    I plan on getting a new cpu and motherboard and was wondering if I would have to reinstall windows xp afterwards. Right now I am running a dual boot setup with xp pro and vista, each are on two different hard drives of the 4 i have installed. The operating systems have their own partitions in the hard drive. Also have AMD socket AM2. With all that said, I plan on getting the Intel quad core and mobo to go with it; will I have to reinstall windows xp pro and vista or can i just switch out the two and replace the mobo driver and everything will be normal?

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  2. ShadowProwler420

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    Since you are replacing two of the most essential hardware components, you will need to reinstall the OS's, as the replacements will be such a drastic change to the hardware configuration each of the OS's have already recognized.
     
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