Upgrading Mobo and Cpu

  alltime 13:07 10 Feb 2007

If i upgrade the mobo and cpu, When and IF the computer boots, and does the bios run, should the operating system on the hdd be recognised.?

  Totally-braindead 13:15 10 Feb 2007

I presume what you are talking about is just connecting the old hard drive with windows already on it up to a new motherboard and processor. Is that right?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:18 10 Feb 2007

Drivers to disable BEFORE changing motherboard
click here

  Totally-braindead 14:22 10 Feb 2007

One thing I must mention to you as you haven't replied yet. If your version of windows is one you got preloaded on the PC it may be locked to the motherboard. If it is and you replace the board it may fail to validate, it may not it could be ok but you would be better to check just in case.

  alltime 09:37 11 Feb 2007

Totally-braindead and Fruit Bat/\0/\. Thanks for your replies. Yes Tb your presumption is correct just upgrading the board and cpu with the os Win xp home taken from the old case. The win xp was not preloaded as we have the full disc.
FB, Thanks for the info will have a read and try to digest before i attempt the transplant.

  bennyhillslovechild 09:45 11 Feb 2007

Just make sure you back up any critical data first. EVERY time I have replaced a mobo and cpu, I have had to do a clean install of XP...so be prepared for that eventuallity.

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