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Old 01-17-2006, 01:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Don't you love the descriptive topic?

Anyways, currently I have an AMD Athlon 64 3800, with an Nforce 3, socket 939 mobo, and a 6600gt AGP. I will be upgrading to an opteron 148, 6800gs, and a DFI lanparty Ultra d. I have windows xp and everything else on 1 IDE hard drive (all the drivers, etc) If I were to upgrade to the stuff I listed, would that cause a problem? Would windows still work? I heard somewhere that when you change hardware windows wont work anymore. Will I have to change anything in the BIOS?

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if you change your motherboard, Windows needs to have a repair-install, or be reinstalled

if you have XP Home that needs activating, having too many hardware changes will force you to activate again
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****. I don't have the cd anymore.
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Borrow a CD and use you own code.

Here's an article I found that might help you a little... Ten Tips for Easy Motherboard Upgrades
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1910093,00.asp
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My mom just got a dell computer and I know that comes with a copy, I know you're not supposed to do that, but do you expect me to spend 200 dollars on another copy of windows just because I'm upgrading my mobo? ****, I'll never loose another copy of XP again. Worst .mistake. ever.
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dell os's dont work on other computers. only on the exact mobo they came with. if you upgrade your dell's mobo, you have to buy a new os
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NVM, linux is outta the question.
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Dell disks do work on other computers. they just leave a "dell help centre" at the bottom of your start menu
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How does XP work? Do you HAVE to register your copy? I don't think I ever registered my moms when I set up her computer for her, so what would happen if I tried to install it on my computer? Would it know it was already in use, even though hers isn't registered? And what if hers IS registered? Would I just not register mine? Or would it automatically try to register when I connected to the internet? Sorry for all the questions by the way....
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