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OS/MOBO change out

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by toonbear, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. toonbear

    toonbear Thread Starter

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    Good morning to all of the knowledgeable ones.
    This may sonud a silly question
    If I replace my Motherboard/cpu/ram on my system will it make the XP o/s on my HDD an"unofficial" copy?. I appreciate the programmes are installed on the HDD but would the modifications make my PC a "new" device.
     
  2. BG-0

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    Yes they would. And anyways, changing the mobo will 95% sure stop your old OS from working or cause some other trouble.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    It depends. Is the copy of xp you have now an oem ie did it come on a dell, hp, etc? If so, then you need a new copy since oem is tied to the original hardware.

    You can swap boards without a clean install however there is a detailed procedure to follow before you remove the old board.

    If you have a retail copy of xp and you want detailed instructions, post back and I will post them.
     
  4. toonbear

    toonbear Thread Starter

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    BG-O & crjdriver Thank you , gentlemen, for the info.The OS came installed on my Acer PC, so it looks like a full replacement with a new PC. Back to the drawing board.
    Again Thank You.
     
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