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Reinstall XP with new hardware

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Hello

I have an old machine about ten years old, with XP SP2 working perfectly
and some applications installed with special database managements that I will be unable to reinstall

this old machine is about to be unfunctionnal, and I want to reisntall XP on new hardware
I made a diskcopy and I tried with two new mainboard - but no success

on the new hardware, I reinstalled XP SP3 in a new C:\Win2014 directory,
of course, it is possible to access each directory - but evidently the applications installed on my old hardware does not work

Any ideas for these problems

Thanks in advance

LLaurent
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Do you still have the XP installation CD?

If it's a retail copy (and you've imaged a backup the drive as a failsafe) then you can perform a repair/reinstallation of XP in the new hardware then add the drivers for the new system and you should be up and running.

If it's an OEM copy supplied by the system manufacturer you won't be able to get it running on hardware not provided by the same manufacturer (and with the exception of most parts of Europe moving an OEM installation from one machine to another isn't permitted anyway with XP deliberately designed to prevent this).

What's happening is the current install is set to deal with the chipsets on the machine it was installed on.  By removing the drive and placing it in another computer XP now doesn't know how to communicate with the new machine.  It's like going to sleep in your own country and waking up in another country where you don't understand the language or customs.

How to carry out a repair/reinstallation linked to here with details of why you need to find the right XP CD.

Why you can't move your OEM system (unless you're in Europe) here.

Installing Windows XP onto a drive that already has XP can repair but you can also simply create a new XP install which ignores any previously installed software and just treats anything else on the drive as data.  As you've made a copy of the original I'd suggest you just reformat the drive you've created C:\Win2014 on - apply the original image again and this time try the repair re-installation - provided you have the correct CD.
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by:nobus
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>>  and I want to reisntall XP on new hardware  <<  if you buy a recent motherboard, chances are you won't find XP drivers for it.
so -  look for one that still supplies XP drivers - or get an older board with XP drivers
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by:Richard Schilke
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I would ask why you would bother with a.12 year old OS that will be out of support/ drivers in less than 2 months.
Hackers are just waiting for the support to end to launch their entire malware/virus/zombie bot code suite!
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LLaurent-59 earned 0 total points
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I understand every remarks you made,
in fact I have no other solutions, I must reinstall XP on new harware, or on motherboard accepting old CPU, old RAM and etc ...

evidently this cannot be working with brand new motherboard, because this new hardware will not support this old XP OS...

I found a solution with an Asrock K7S41GX2 - AMD Sempron 1.7GHz - 2 GBytes - and it finally works without any problem after repairing Windows XP !!!

Thanks for your suggestions
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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That's OK
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by:nobus
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it seems that that was what i said :
>>  and I want to reisntall XP on new hardware  <<  if you buy a recent motherboard, chances are you won't find XP drivers for it.
so -  look for one that still supplies XP drivers - or get an older board with XP drivers
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by:nobus
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it seems that that was what i said :
>>  and I want to reisntall XP on new hardware  <<  if you buy a recent motherboard, chances are you won't find XP drivers for it.
so -  look for one that still supplies XP drivers - or get an older board with XP drivers
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by:nobus
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Netminder, he said he used "I found a solution with an Asrock K7S41GX2 - AMD Sempron 1.7GHz - 2 GBytes - " as a solution -imo that's a new board, no?
and of course, with a new board - a repair is a must for installing drivers
i still think i gave the full and correct answer
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by:LLaurent-59
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Hello,

some information more,

** effectively, it is possible to buy a new Asrock K7S41GX2 - that's old technology, but this can be considered as new board...
** I tried with this motherboard and I will buy a new board for my customer...

** before this, I tried to repair, reinstall XP on three other boards without success,
and that why I asked EE for any suggestion...

Thanks a lot again

LLaurent
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by:nobus
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i hope Netminder returns, like the Yedi
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