Installing XP Professional on a new motherboard

By P.Pohlhammer
Apr 17, 2008
  1. I'm building a new system with a new motherboard and hard drive. If I purchase an OEM version of XP Professional will it install readily on the new system? Should I be concerned about its OEM status?
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

  3. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    Very Redundant Article

    That article kept saying the same thing over and over - "you can't upgrade an OEM version" - in different ways.

    Bottom line: If you don't require MS tech support and you're comfortable doing a clean install, it's worth the savings to get OEM.
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