New MB, CPU, Memory and Old Hard drive

By gamitch11
Nov 14, 2008
  1. I would like to install a new motherboard, CPU and memory in my current computer using my current hard drives and current Windows XP.

    My question is, can I install the above items in my current case and just hook up my current hard drives and have my current configuration of Windows XP boot? Or will Windows XP not allow a boot up?

    OR, if is install the MB, CPU and memory, will I have to reinstall XP?

    Thanks for advice,
  2. GThomp6654

    GThomp6654 TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I believe that if you were just changing your cpu and ram, you would be OK to keep you're current copy of windows, however I have always had to do a new windows install when I have got a new mobo.
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