Re: Major mobo change w/o XP reinstall possible?
- From: "Michael W. Ryder" <_mwryder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 18:58:59 GMT
Ed Medlin wrote:
"Michael W. Ryder" <_mwryder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:cUv8k.142262$SV4.39594@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAre you using an OEM disk or retail? My copy of XP is the retail version bought soon after XP was first released.Ed Medlin wrote:"- Bob -" <uctraing@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:4n1264pfel6ojp6t5ja83tptt14fcqeiqt@xxxxxxxxxxThat is wrong! I have used repair installs on a computer with SP2 and my XP disc is the gold version. I had to reinstall SP2 afterwards but I already had that disc from Microsoft. The only problem I ever run into is with Microsoft Office needs to be reinstalled afterwards, but I think that is true with any repair install.Is it possible to make a major mobo change (from gigabyte to Asus)What I do to eliminate problems is to uninstall the chipset and any other drivers for the old MB then shut down. Install new MB/processor or whatever and then boot to the XP cd. Have the new MB SATA/RAID drivers ready on floppy and do the F6 thing at the beginning of the install. Keep going as if you are doing a new install until XP detects the old installation and choose to repair it. It MUST be the same SP version or it will not work.
without reinstalling XP from scratch? Or would this be a very long day
with perpetual problems haunting me?
If it can be done, any pointers or step by step for the software
issues would be appreciated.
hmm........When I try a repair with my SP1 disk to an SP2 or SP3 install it begins the install and then stops with an error message that my version of XP Professional is older than the installed version and cannot continue. Maybe it only applies to SP1......... I dunno......:-) That is why I always use a disk slipstreamed with the service packs.
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