how to make XP work on another PC but same HDD

  sanoid 543 12:03 01 Sep 2003

I know that when installing Win XP, it identifies
itself to that particular mobo. I recently incorrectly updated my BIOS, and after many attempts at fixing it and many failures needed a new PC. More to the point, how do I get my old
hard drive to work on my new PC\motherboard without having to format it and reinstall windows?

  Lozzy 12:09 01 Sep 2003

Carry out a repair click here:

  sanoid 543 16:55 02 Sep 2003

thanks dudes

  pcgal 18:46 02 Sep 2003

sanoid a far simpler method is to uninstall as many system drivers as you can through the device manager and take a ghost image copy of your disk (without restarting windows after uninstalling drivers)
Copy the image file back to the hard-drive and re-start new upgraded system.
XP will now search for system drivers (the screen might go blank for a few minutes but just let it do its thing) then just bung in ya system disk.

The above is assuming you havent dismantled ya system and have a spare hard drive handy to store the image file.

Trust me it works !! Ive just upgraded my board this afternoon.

pcgal xx

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