I want to replace my motherboard and CPU with faster equipment. I now have the following:
1. ECS K7S5A Pro MB with AMD Athlon XP Thoroughbred 1.667 MHz. processor running Windows XP SP2 with all updates. I want to replace this with the following:
2. ECS RC410L 800 M MB and Intel Pentium D processor running the same Windows XP SP2.
3. Windows XP is not OEM. I have the CD.
I've done this before, (but not with Windoiws XP) and as I recall it isn't a process of just pulling the old MB and installing the new one, and off we go. (Into trouble, that is!) I've read a number of articles on this subject, and it seems every one has a different twist about what to backup and the steps to take. I'm looking for someone who has successfully done this before and can give me a specific set of cookbook style steps to do the job right the first time, or refer me to a web site which has the same information. (I have all the stuff at www.michaelstevenstech.com
, but his directions contain too many variables, and whatif's. But that's kinda what I'm looking for.)
I want a real expert here and I'm willing to pay 500 points for a good answer.