Installing New Motherboard With XP

  dazz10 14:17 13 Jul 07
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Hi,

I have just ordered a new mobo CPU and memory for my Windows XP machine. I understand that I will probably need to re-activate XP due to it being a big change in hardware.

I have seen on some websites that I have to boot from the XP cd and do a repair installation before I boot from the HDD. Is this true?

From what I understood I just needed to reboot the pc and re-active the OS.

Many thanks

  skidzy 14:30 13 Jul 07

" From what I understood I just needed to reboot the pc and re-active the OS. "

Thats correct.
Though may need a call to Microsoft.

  Stuartli 14:42 13 Jul 07

I've changed my motherboard and CPU twice in the past 18 months.

All I've done is immediately, on the first bootup with the new mobo, is undertake an XP Repair as XP doesn't always "take" to a new board.

You normally need the Product Key handy during the Repair.

  dazz10 14:43 13 Jul 07

Thank you.

Just wanted to make sure before I rip everything out!!

  dazz10 14:47 13 Jul 07

"All I've done is immediately, on the first bootup with the new mobo, is undertake an XP Repair as XP doesn't always "take" to a new board."

This is what i've read about!

The only problem with this is my machine is a packard bell and doesn't come with an XP cd! Does anybody know how to get round this?

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