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New machine, hard drive swap

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I do not know where to put this, hard drive or OS section but here we are...

I have a 10 year old Dell pc that has a failed motherboard. It turns out that it would be better to build a one rather than buy a replacement motherboard.

My dilemma - I want to either move the hard drive over to the newly built computer (or if possible copy the hard drive on to a new one). I have Windows XP on this machine and I would like to know if this would work (work meaning, will Windows XP run on the new machine)

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There's lots of reasons for it to be unstable.

Imagine that you have a Honda Civic and the transmission goes out.....you can't expect to grab a Toyota Camry transmission, slap it in and expect it to work just fine.

2 Main problems, in my ecperience, are:

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