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Move Hd from one comp to another

post #1 of 5
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If i move my hard drive with windows xp installed on it to another computer, will the other system be able to run the harddrive and windows properly?
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opteron 165 nVIDIA nForce3 250 xp pro 19 inch crt 
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post #2 of 5
The system should run. It will probably work OK.
XP will install drivers for the new computer. Any it can't find it will ask for.
It may ask for validation because of such a major hardware change.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Quad Q6600 @3.2Ghz Asus PK5 Deluxe WiFi Gigabyte Silencer 7600GT Geil 2 x1GB 1066 PC8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2x250GB Raid0 and 1 500Gb Samsung DVD RAM, lightscribe XP Pro SP3, Vista Home Premium SP1 Hanns G 22 LCD, Gateway 15 LCD 
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Logitech PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Jr Logitech 
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Belkin 
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Core2 Quad Q6600 @3.2Ghz Asus PK5 Deluxe WiFi Gigabyte Silencer 7600GT Geil 2 x1GB 1066 PC8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2x250GB Raid0 and 1 500Gb Samsung DVD RAM, lightscribe XP Pro SP3, Vista Home Premium SP1 Hanns G 22 LCD, Gateway 15 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Jr Logitech 
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Belkin 
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post #3 of 5
actually it depends. I have moved an hdd from a ic7-max3 to a max2 advanced and i needed to reinstall windows. Going from an asus p4c800-e to an p4c800 and even the ic7-max3 again it worked!
I dont know if it depends on chipset or what but it may/may not work.
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3.4 EE P5WD2-E 19" acer al1914 mx3000 
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520w ocz powerstream modded AL Wavemaster mx1000 
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3.4 EE P5WD2-E 19" acer al1914 mx3000 
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520w ocz powerstream modded AL Wavemaster mx1000 
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post #4 of 5
i dont think it will work with such a sudden and drastic hardware change.... i think you may have to just reinstall windows all together
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AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
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AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
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Logitech Z5500 & G430 
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post #5 of 5
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daang, i hate windows...I just want to end up buying another copy
My System
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
opteron 165 nVIDIA nForce3 250 xp pro 19 inch crt 
Power
silent x 240 W 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
opteron 165 nVIDIA nForce3 250 xp pro 19 inch crt 
Power
silent x 240 W 
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