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migrate windows xp from amd to intel cpu

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Dear Experts,

I need help to migrate a full install windows xp pro AMD to Intel Core duo with out reinstaling.
Any help with this? I do prefer to avoid buying 3er. parties solutions.
thanks
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When you try to move an installation of XP to another computer you have several issues to face.

First: If this in an OEM installation of XP, then it is licensed for installation on the original computer only.
Any other installation is a violation of the license agreement.

Next: When XP is installed it loads system drivers that are specific to that hardware configuration.
These drivers are usually not compatible even with different Intel systems much less from Intel to AMD.
The hardware abstraction layer [HAL] will not be able to function.
You would be lucky if it would even boot.

Also, XP is very picky about hardware changes and, if it detects major hardware changes it will deactivate.

Also remember that any XP installation is uniquely licensed & multiple installations are, again, a violation of the license agreement.

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*from AMD to Intel
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Only way I could see this working is if you do a repair install. This will leave your files and applications intact but re-install the windows files. You will obviously also have to re-install all the drivers required for the new system. The new HAL will be detected on installation and configured automatically. You absolutely will need to re-activate it.

Not much more I could add than what Stone has said... he's on the money.
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Try to:

1. Backup with image software (Acronis True Image for example)
2. Turn Off your computer.
3. Replace motherboard and processor
4. boot from the Windows XP CD-ROM
5. Hit F8 when ask license agreement
6. press R (repair install) after license
(do not press R on the first screen. It will boot the recovery console.)

This must help with hardware change...
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