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    Moving all my stuff to a faster mobo/processor

    anyway to get this accomplished WITHOUT reinstalling windows and having to re-do all my programs n such. What a PAIN.

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    Nope.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I've tried it once with a normal pc using Windows XP Pro coporate edition and it worked like a charm...

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    Theoretically yes. Motherboard transplants rarely go smoothly for Windows though (CPUs changes are trivial.)

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    i have windows xp pro corporate edition too. I guess its worth a shot. i wasnt sure if a program like norton ghost would work or somethin.

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    Ghost will make an image of your existing Windows installation.
    Witht he differences in HAL, it would be useless.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    The last 3 upgrades I did for people, I tried this. I swap the motherboard and cpu and boot the machine. I don't know if I have just been lucky but when the computer is going through bios I open the CD rom and insert the motherboard's driver cd. When it boots into Windows, it finds the new devices on the new motherbaord and automatically installs the drivers from the cd. Like I said, I may have just been lucky but these swaps have all been with different motherboard manufacturers like an MSI to a Gigabyte and they have been successful.
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    what about sys prep?

    read about it. Its on your XP CD. It will prep your system for migration onto a new mobo chipset with different drivers. Should work.
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    1) Move Across your hardware
    2) Put the windows CD in your drive
    3) Follow On screen prompts, choose R for Recovery
    4) Your Done.

    I should stress the avove method works for windows XP, You may need to reactivate windows if your version has this "feature"
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    One of the installs they had XP Home so I did have to reactivate it but that's besides the point(reactivation was much faster and easier than I had expected btw). I just booted with the driver cd in and in a couple of minutes after booting all of the new drivers had been installed and the system was running smooth.
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