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Old 05-24-2005, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have all the parts i would like to order, but i have very little knowledge of installation and getting everything to work. another problem i have is that i do not have my operating system on a CD (windows XP Home) and is there a way to transfer the operating system from HDD to HDD?
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Yeah, I don't really know how it works. Something liek making a disc image.
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i think im not sure but you can make a xp boot disk. but i may be wrong.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ive never dabbled in that kind of thing before but i think you can ghost from from hdd to another. Dont hold me to it though
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If an installed copy of XP is all you have, unless you have the same hardware configuration your not going anywhere
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ok, but what about installing all of the parts?? are there any special tips/facts i should know?
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Well make sure you MoBo is compatible with your vid card, RAM, and processor. Your CD drive and HD should be fine. It's not really hard, most stuff you just plug and play, and all you really have to do is:

Screw in MoBo
Add Processor/RAM/Vid Card/Sound
Connect Drives
Add PSU if not already in

Your set from there.
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i'm hoping it comes with instructions :P
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get yourself an anti-static wrist band before touching anything, you dont want to fry your bits
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anti static wrist band? never herd of that b4.
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