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I bought a new motherboard and cpu. My old one is a P4 2.6 and my new one is aP4 2.8. I want to install the hard drive from the old one onto the new one, anything I should know or will the hard drive just plug in and go. My guess is that some of the drivers need to be updated also.
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by:jamietoner
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Need more info, What os are you running, and models of the new motherboard and old motherboard.
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by:_
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For XP, read these. Other OS's are similar.

Look here , how to swap the motherboard :
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;nl;314070               

move XP to other mobo
http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/MovingXPNewMotherboard/MovingXP.htm   

< thanks to nobus >
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nobus earned 1000 total points
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Coral, the last link does not work, i use this one now :
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

--i hope this one stays working . . .
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by:Smacky311
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Generically, when you buy a new motherboard you have to make sure that it’s compatible with the memory and CPU that you have.  Hard drives are usually not something you have to worry much about.  If your hard drive is a serial ata hard drive you may need to load the drivers to get the computer to recognize it.
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by:bgbeer
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you will need to do a repair install in order to make windows work on the hdd.
you will not want to reformat, use the existing partition and replace the windows folder.
please not that when you do this you will have to reactivate windows.

this is the only way I know of that will work to save all documents.
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by:_
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>> the last link does not work...

Thanks for the update.  : )
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by:bgbeer
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299340/

Force in a system HAL
To prevent Windows XP from automatically determining the system HAL during the upgrade or the installation of Windows XP, you can manually force in a system HAL. To force in a system Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) during an upgrade or installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:

 During the Text-mode phase of the Setup program, when you receive the following message across the bottom of the screen, press F5:
Press F6 if you have to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
Note If you press F7, the Standard PC HAL loads and the ACPI compliance check is bypassed.  


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by:B4N
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When you do the repair it asks for the admin password. What do I use. I never created a password.
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by:nobus
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try Enter ( no password)
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by:B4N
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O k  thanks, I will try again tonight and letou Know
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by:nobus
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glad this one worked ! . . ouch
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