Hi there, I have just bought a new mobo to upgrade the old one, I will be using the same winXP disc that was on the old mobo? will i have to take evry thing off my hdd to do this or can i just install the new drivers? will this cause me to lose all my stff on the hdd or will i have to move everything to my ext hdd?
You could backup all your own data (e.g. My Documents, emails, address book) and then try using the old HDD as it is.
You may get away with installing the relevant drivers. But if it doesn't work you you can do a clean install. That way you won't have lost anything other than a bit of time.
In doing a clean install, you'll need to install your applications again, so make sure that you have all of the necessary disks / install packs (if you've downloaded apps, make sure you back these up as well).