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_MD_ Mar 13, 2006, 09:20am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'm gonna get a new mobo+cpu+ram combo (nothing extraordinary, just a little faster than what I have now =) ), and I know that windoze will not like it... So I was wondering maybe somebody knows a way how to make XP "like" the new system configuration without reinstalling it... I mean the main consern is that I'll have to install all the appz again. Backup is not a problem, I can restore all of my data, but re-registering all of the installed programs is a hassle... So please advise, Thanx. ;)


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Rory Witham Mar 13, 2006, 10:01am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
just use the same disc and do a system recovery.

XP Only requires 128MB RAm and a 500Mhz Processor.. how is that hard to do?


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_MD_ Mar 13, 2006, 10:50am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
Nono... I probably didn't express my concern clearly...

I have my system configured the way I want now with all third-party software (nero, custom defrag, custom uninstall, etc). And if windoze will ask to be reinstalled, I'll lose all of the registry entries for all of my installed programs. So I was wondering if there is a way to bypass that hardware check... in other words, i do not want to reinstall XP again and then all the programs, I want everything to work just like before with new hardware... So if there is a way, please advise... Thanx =)

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Mat Nairb Mar 13, 2006, 12:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
Never tried it, you can let me know if it works.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Mar 13, 2006, 12:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
its not necessary, but recommended, due to differences in configuration/drivers.

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Mike L. Mar 13, 2006, 01:09pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
You're going to have to reinstall Windows anyway. You can't install new hardware and expect it to work like before. Old drivers, registry entries and so forth from your old system are going to conflict with your new system.. Just reinstall everything and do it over again.. don't be lazy.

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warmonger Mar 14, 2006, 06:44am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
there's a CHANCE you might not have to reinstall XP. any time i replaced a mobo i didn't do a reinstall. one time i did have to reactivate ,tho, and the most recent i didn't or is that the other way around. anyway, it's been well over a year and i've put in the aforementioned mobo, plus a CPU and vid card

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_MD_ Mar 14, 2006, 08:08am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
Hey Mat, that's exactly what I was looking for... Thanks alot. =)

I tried that method on my test machine, works like a charm. However, as Mike said, maybe I am just being lazy... lol... Most likely I will do a clean install of my dual boot system (with format) rather then just windoze reinstallation. I want to install all of the drivers on a fresh system instead of just updating them. As well, I figured I have too much junk that would be worth deleting... but nevertheless, thanks again for your input. Very much appriciated. =)

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B Mar 14, 2006, 08:23am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
Never tried replacing JUST the motherboard. However a few years ago I tried using norton ghost to restore and image to a different hard drive. It didn't work, windows refused to boot. That cost me alot of time. hahaha

Michael A. Mar 14, 2006, 01:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Don't even bother with it. Replacing hardware without formatting could cause all kinds of driver conflicts and will likely end up taking more time in the long run than making note of what you have installed and how is is configured.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Mar 14, 2006, 02:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
I agree with Mr. Hill. You will run into alot of problems in the long run. Its recommeneded to do a fresh install of windows and all of the programs with/all hardware additions. (except for adding ram or a new hard drive that is not the primary os hard drive) As far as i know, once you register a program like say Nero or any other program that needs/wants to be registered, when you reinstall it and it asks you to register it, you do not need to register it again if you have done so once already. they already have you on file so there is no point in registering more than once as you are already on file.

Fighting41 Tomcat Mar 14, 2006, 03:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
I think just a few minutes to reregister XP, activate Windows stuff, and reinstall software after a fresh install will save you both the extra time, not to mention grief, of a crash later on...after all, you have everything backed up--what's the worry?

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_MD_ Mar 15, 2006, 08:30am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
Thanks alot guys for your input...

I have actually made up my mind and I WILL do a fresh install of windozed as soon as my new components arrive. =)

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Fighting41 Tomcat Mar 15, 2006, 10:44am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
Great! Good luck with it and have fun with your "new" computer :-)

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Steve S Mar 15, 2006, 11:44am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Getting a new mobo... XP has to be reinstalled?
I went through this exact same thought process when I replaced the mobo and graphics card at the same time, last year. In the end I went for a fresh install of XP, which involved a quick call to MS to re-activate the OS, but no big deal.
I'm glad I didn't try to cut corners. The result was a machine that looked, felt and smelled (if you know what I mean ;-) ) like a brand new PC. GO FOR IT!!!!

PS. My only regret with hindsight was that I didn't wait a bit and get an X2 A64 CPU, and a mobo that could take an X2...as I understand only the V.2 of my Abit mobo will handle X2's, but that's another story...

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