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Problem w/ xp if i upgrade?

By Godspeed27
Sep 30, 2005
  1. I have been told that if i change my motherboard and processor that xp will not load. Is this true? If so, what can I do? I have two hard drives, so can I just load xp again on one of them?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes, the the best thing for you to do would be to start over with a clean installation.
     
  3. BillGates

    BillGates TS Rookie Posts: 88

    yep it's true if you change all your hardware and load up xp then you will probably get a nasty boot error and then you will have to reformat your whole drive.
     
  4. Godspeed27

    Godspeed27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well that kind of sucks, i guess i will have to reformat one of the hard drives, i should have no problem getting the other info off right?
     
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Nope, once you get XP loaded onto one of them, you can copy over the data off the other drive as a backup.

    You can also 'try' a repair of XP after you change your mobo. This 'could' work, but as stated above, it is much better to start clean.

    BTW
    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
     
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