New Mobo and CPU, keep old xp install information.

I just bought a brand new mobo, EVGA nForce 680i SE Sli and also an Intel Core 2 Duo E 6750 cpu. I am planning on switching out this mobo and cpu out with the new hardware.  Currently, I have vista and xp dual booted, and I plan on formatting the drive with vista on it but want to keep the xp partition.  If I plan on dual booting after putting the new mobo and cpu in, is it possible to just install xp and still have all my settings, registry info, etc and anything needed to do so or would it be necessary to format and install xp clean? I've already decided i wanted to dual boot again, although I realize the lack of needing xp and just stick to vista.
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Crash2100Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You could possibly do this using Sysprep, but I don't know if it would be worth the work, it may be easier just to start everything from scratch.

How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249694

How to use Sysprep with Ghost
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/2000081610075225

Introduction to cloning a Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP computer
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/1999070716282425

How to Prepare Images for Disk Duplication with Sysprep
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457067.aspx

How to Use Sysprep: An Introduction
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/introductoin.mspx

Sysprep Download
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7a83123d-507b-4095-9d9d-0a195f7b5f69&DisplayLang=en
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