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Old 08-15-2007, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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im changing mobo and cpu
would i have to reinstall windows xp
and becuase i have Xp disk
and the pc is different can i not update my xp
and also if i have to reinstall windows
wont all my files get deleted?
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you will have to re-install Windows since your HAL will be different with the new hardware. you will get a BSOD. you will lose your files unless you back them up before you format. if you have a legit copy of XP you will be fine for updates. you have about 2-3 installs before you have to call microsoft and activate by phone.
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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kk thx
how would i backup my files?
so i geuss thatll be my last xp install lol
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When you get a new motherboard and CPU you're going to have to re-install everything. You can back-up files by copying it into Data Discs or you can get another HDD and transfer it to the new HDD.
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