Re: My small upgrade
Actually, no. This allows you to change a mobo out without reinstalling.
I used the Sysprep method on my wife's brother-in-law's computer. Swapped out the mobo, CPU, and GFX card all at the same time... went from a Compaq nForce2 socket A to a PCChips A31G SiS 741GX socket 754, AGP ATI 9200 to a PCI-E ATI X1600. XP installed the appropriate drivers and kept on trucking. I had to activate it again, but that was not a problem.
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... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009