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Meaning could I put the hard drive with vista and all my stuff on into another computer and it would still work?
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Pretty sure you need to reinstall if you switch motherboards.

Even if you don't it usually causes problems.
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When I got my new rig Vista Did boot, From a different Motherboard + CPU etc.

But It had alot of problems and they were all fixed doing a update on the Install and it saved all my folders anyway
    
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I'm just gonna transfer all my stuff to the families 'dead' computer.
We all used to share a single computer like 3 years ago but now we all have our own.
So yeah that computer just sits there with its fake install of windows XP, it's just a storage thing now.
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Originally Posted by korruptive View Post
I'm just gonna transfer all my stuff to the families 'dead' computer.
We all used to share a single computer like 3 years ago but now we all have our own.
So yeah that computer just sits there with its fake install of windows XP, it's just a storage thing now.
Thats like the computer in my attic........

Windows 3.1 FTW!
    
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post #7 of 10
mine worked fine when i changed cpu and mobo, i didnt expect it to tho
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post #8 of 10
Well I can tell you windows was very, very,very mad at me when I tried to switch from AMD to Intel... there are some switches you can make, and some you can't.
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If it's an OEM version, note that such transfer is illegal... even if an MS person gives you an activation key.
    
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Legaly it also depends on the version of windows (OEM vs Retail).
OEM you can't, it is tied to 1 computer. Retail you can.

edit: chozart just beat me....
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