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Yeah if you switch MOBO's you need to Reinstall windows.
    
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Yes you can, just format the XP partition and install vista on it.

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Yeah if you switch MOBO's you need to Reinstall windows.
You only need to do it with Vista, XP works fine most of the times, but its better to install a fresh copy of the OS with a change in motherboard.
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Well, actually sometimes you need to reinstall XP when you put in a new mobo, it all just depends on if the drivers for your old mobo are similar enough to what the new one needs that it will boot up. This happened to me last week. Went from a socket A to AM2+ and i needed to do a fresh install to get everything to work.
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Yes you can, just format the XP partition and install vista on it.


You only need to do it with Vista, XP works fine most of the times, but its better to install a fresh copy of the OS with a change in motherboard.
It all depends. From one Intel to another Intel chipset, you'll be ok in most cases, but the moment you chance technology (i.e. brand), a re-install is necessary. And I have tried. Switch from Intel to nVidia (or the other way around) and XP throws in the towel.
    
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just wanted to let you guys know i got vista up and running right after xp since my dad came home early. Im in the process of getting essential things, then ill get some benchies
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