upgrading HP PC

  pinkers 12:00 03 Oct 2008

I want to upgrade an old HP computer, Have in mind a new motherboard,processor and memory. A new hard drive (160GB) was installed last year and the Op.system is XK home SP3, is it just a matter of replacing the old pieces,or will there be a conflict situation between the existing hard disk and the new motherboard??

  PO79 12:14 03 Oct 2008

There will almost certainly be a conflict, as the OS on the HD will have the old mobo drivers installed, better to take the opportunity to have a fresh install of the OS, and start with a nice clean system.

  woodchip 12:23 03 Oct 2008

You will need a new Operating System Disc also as the Restore cd or discs will not work. You are in effect creating a new PC

  pinkers 13:16 03 Oct 2008

Thanks all, It's what I suspected, might as well build a new one he ho. once again thanks to all for quick response. Cheers, Pinkers

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