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Will WinXP work on new Mobo?

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My bro has an emachines now and is getting a new mobo, will his WinXP he got with his emachines still work with his new mobo? The new mobo IS from a newer version of an emachines computer though.
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It probably will...
Not bad at all...
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post #3 of 8
You'll probably want to reformat the HD and do a fresh install of the OS.
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post #4 of 8
Is a full version or only a setup disk with the files hidden on the emachine HD?
Full version, it should work so long as you have the activation code.
    
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post #6 of 8
if the cd doesn't work but has the i386 folder then you can use a program called nlite to make your own custom windows install cd that WILL work.
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post #7 of 8
Or just do a system restore after install. Windows takes a snapshot of your current hardware when you install it. You may have to fix that snapshot with a repair.
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post #8 of 8
I tried it once and it did not work for me...it was on an HP media center
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