Big cog 19:34 03 Aug 06

I am about to upgrade my computers Motherboard, Processor and memory
I have got my entire system backup on a separate hard drive using windows Pro
Backup utility will I be able to restore all my programs and settings or will there be a conflict with the new hardware or watt would happen if I tried to boot from my C drive.

Big Cog

  sean-278262 19:41 03 Aug 06

Well first off as far as I know motherboard memory and processor will likely cause XP to need replacing if it is OEM. However the hard drive will work fine as XP has drivers to cope and you just load up the correct ones after it is all running ok. Do check your XP version as you may find you need a new one.

  Big cog 19:49 03 Aug 06

I have a retail copy of windows XP pro dose this make any difference

  Terry Brown 21:53 03 Aug 06

As the new board will have a different configuration to your current board, you may find that the drivers are incorrect for your new board.
Your memory & hard drive are no problem, however I would recommend loading any applications from their original CD's, and then loading in you working data.

  ed-0 22:17 03 Aug 06

There is some good advice from click here. Read the section on windows 2000 also, this is very similar to the XP method.

  Big cog 14:10 05 Aug 06

Tank you gentlemen your help and advice is much appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:47 05 Aug 06

Drivers to disable BEFORE changing motherboard
click here

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