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New board, old drive, new OS?

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Say I swap out my motherboard with a new one, and keep the hard drive.

Will I need to make any changes besides the new BIOS settings? Is there anything very important I need to make sure of? Is there a normal procedure for this kind of thing?

What about a brand new motherboard, and brand new hard drive with an OS installed from another system?

Somehow I doubt it's as easy as swapping drives like this, but....you never know.
    
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You'll have to re-install Windows. There are folks around these parts that have had success with Windows repair function, but I'm not one of them. In my latest build for a client I had to format the drive and start with a fresh install. Fortunately in that case I was building a completely new machine, so I was able to save all the clients user generated files. I drug them across my network onto their new machine, from the old one.

Oh, I got to keep the clients old computer, but just what I'm going to do with a 800 MHz Compaq I'm not sure. Part it out maybe.
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The only thing you can do is a Windows repair. In most cases it works if your specs are somewhat close. Try the windows repair, if not just do a fresh install.
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