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I am upgrading the Mobo of an older Compaq and was wondering if I will need a new OS or can I live without it?
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You could try living without an OS but I don't think the computer would be of much use.

But seriously, if it's an older Compaq, you should be able to use the OEM cd/ recovery cd that it came with, if any, to reinstall the OS. Then you install the drivers for the new motherboard. Otherwise, you'll have to buy another OS or use Linux.
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You could try living without an OS but I don't think the computer would be of much use.

But seriously, if it's an older Compaq, you should be able to use the OEM cd/ recovery cd that it came with, if any, to reinstall the OS. Then you install the drivers for the new motherboard. Otherwise, you'll have to buy another OS or use Linux.
Are you sure? Because I don't want to have to get a new OS. If I get the Mobo, and it turns out I have to wait for a new OS, I will be mad, but if I could be sure I won't need a new OS and I can use it's recovery cd's then I will get a good Video Card to go with the Mobo. Or maybe upgrade it to a Pentium D 820. Can you shed some light here. It is of huge importance.
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What model is it and when did you get it? There's a new policy regarding computers and OEM copies of XP. Generally speaking, you can't install/ activate XP if you change the hardware because the OEM copy of XP is only licensed for the original hardware. So your best bet would be to call HP and explain the situation. Just say the motherboard was diagnosed as dead at a local computer shop and ask if it's possible to upgrade the motherboard and use the included recovery CD to reinstall XP.
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^^ What Nut said above me is 100% true, and I will not waste everyone's time by repeating it. In other words, I would have said the same.
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if its the same chipset then it will usually work, i have gotten my raid 0 setup to work when i changed mobos but it was the same chipseet (nforce 4)

but if the mobo is a different chipset then more then likely not atleast in my experience

unless of course its linux
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If you use the Compaq recovery CD, that is going to reload the old hardware drivers and you will be in the exact same place you were. If you try to load the new drivers at that point, it will never be right.

There is really no way to accomplish this, short of re-installing XP from an XP full version cd.
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What model is it and when did you get it? There's a new policy regarding computers and OEM copies of XP. Generally speaking, you can't install/ activate XP if you change the hardware because the OEM copy of XP is only licensed for the original hardware. So your best bet would be to call HP and explain the situation. Just say the motherboard was diagnosed as dead at a local computer shop and ask if it's possible to upgrade the motherboard and use the included recovery CD to reinstall XP.
Weel, if his MB died and had to be replaced, MS wouldn't usaually have a problem with it!
    
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Weel, if his MB died and had to be replaced, MS wouldn't usaually have a problem with it!
But the problem is that OEM copies of XP that are included on new PCs are not connected to Microsoft. It was within the last year that a new policy was made that Microsoft doesn't warranty the OEM copies. Meaning HP, or whatever company the computer is from, is responsible for it. Sometimes those OEM XP installs don't even pass the genuine tests on Microsoft's site.

Check out:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/oemeula.htm
http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/arc...07/461950.aspx
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use RockXP to get the CD-KEY if you don't have it. if thats not the problem then i dunno what is.
    
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