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Do I need to reinstall Windows XP if I replace my mobo with the same model (RMA) or replace the CPU with an E8400 or Q6600?

Thanks.
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No you shouldnt have to if the motherboard is the same,worse case scenario will be to just do a repair option with your XP cd if it wont boot into windows which it should
    
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Originally Posted by SSJVegeta View Post
Do I need to reinstall Windows XP if I replace my mobo with the same model (RMA) or replace the CPU with an E8400 or Q6600?

Thanks.
I had to reinstall my OS when I upgraded from e4600 to Q6600.
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post #4 of 10
Should be fine
EDIT: Hmm, XP didn't like the 2 to 4 core, go figure.
    
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post #5 of 10
Most likely you won't need to but I did reinstall OS twice when I switch among E2180, E6420 and E6750.
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I changed everything and thought for sure I'd have to, but tried it anyway and........everything booted up fine I was pretty shocked. All completely new different parts.
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post #7 of 10
No problems for me with all my hardware dancing.

3 different mobos, 2 different procs, several (like 7) different GPUs, 3 different PSUs.

Just make sure that harddrive stays happy and you, hopefully, will do the same.
    
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post #8 of 10
Shouldn't a Super Saiyan know the answer to this question?

I would try it out first. You shouldn't need a reinstall, especially with the exact same mobo, but you never know. I would probably format and reinstall regardless of whether or not it was necessary.
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post #9 of 10
Just sysprep your Windows install and you should be fine!
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post #10 of 10
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Shouldn't a Super Saiyan know the answer to this question?

Well, it doesn't involve blowing up a planet so no
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