What problems can I expect to run into here... pls read

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  1. Toology

    Toology New Member

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    I am awaiting on the arrival of all my new computer parts, im building a WHOLE new system, but keeping my current hard drive... what problems can I expect to run into?

    Will I have to reinstall windows? (changing chipsets etc, going from intel to AMD).

    Will windows give me problems on the reinstall thinking I'm installing it on a 2nd computer... if so... what can I do about this other than buying windows again.

    I have my HD partitoned to a windows only drive, game drive, and media drive... should I only expect problems on my windows partition?

    Going from ATI to Geforce, what kinda problems can I expect there?

    I have a feeling I'm going to end up with a HUGE headache here...
     
  2. Frequency

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    you should be ok, should jsut need drivers.
    windows may get fussy ad you would have to do a full re-install
     
  3. monolith

    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    I would do a fresh install of the OS just to be safe.
     
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    Definitely do a fresh install of Windows...

    Shouldn't be any issues.
     
  5. borborygmus

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    you can also put the other system together, put the hard drive in, turn it on and boot to the windows XP CD, then select the install option.

    It will search for a currently installed version of windows and find your old thing. Select repair and it should go through and reinstall all of your drivers and shit for the new chipsets

    thats what I am gonna do with my system in a few days :dunno:
     
  6. Astaroth

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    I'd say that the repair option's valid, though I'd go for the clean install anyway - if you've got all your other stuff on other partitions, it can't hurt. Sometimes a good format and reinstall can be good for a system.

    Plus there's always that possibility that Windows might prove itself worthy of it's reputation and refuse to acknowledge the new hardware, making life interesting. Just go with the new install :)
     

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