|01-24-2008, 08:54 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Using my older Hard Drive?
This is my first time building a computer and I was wondering if I could use my old hard drive with my windows xp on it in the new computer as my main drive and OS? Any advice?
|01-24-2008, 09:05 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Western PA
If you bought that computer at a store the hard drive will probably be linked to your computer and won't work on anything else.
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|01-24-2008, 09:13 AM||#3|
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Windows XP is installed on your computer and then knows what hardware you have installed. If you make more than 3 hardware changes it freaks out and wont work. If you want to zero out the HDD and then install a fresh copy of XP then you can do that. I suggest making a slipstream disk for XP so you dont have to do that much updating.
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