Do I need to reinstall XP again?

April 4, 2009 at 03:03:23
Specs: Windows XP sp3, PII / 256MB SDRAM
Hi. Iam planning to upgrade my pc with new ASUS mobo P5KPL. Any experience with this mobo?

I have XPsp3 installed on my existing pc and wondering if I need to install XP, all the SvcPacks and software all over again after pc upgradation? OR are there ways to avoid this even after mobo change.... please suggest


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#1
April 4, 2009 at 03:21:30
http://arstechnica.com/hardware/new...
a-new-motherboard-without-reinstalling-windows.ars

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April 4, 2009 at 04:05:17

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#3
April 4, 2009 at 04:49:09
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
How to replace the motherboard on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000

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#4
April 4, 2009 at 05:42:44
Thanks for the replys... I did check those links and got something in...hope so

While I initiate XP installation from CD, it tells me the existing version (sp3 service pack) is newer to the one on CD (XP) and hence cannot proceed further.

So in this case, do I necessarily need to uninstall all hotfixes and servicepacks also before I proceed?


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#5
April 4, 2009 at 06:30:57
The best thing to do is to slipsteream SP3 into your WinXP CD files. You can do that using nLiteOS. Get it below.

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownlo...


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#6
April 4, 2009 at 23:59:01
Before you turn your computer off for the last time to change the motherboard, go to C:\Windows\System32 and rename hal.dll to hal.dll.old. Now go to C:\Windows\Driver Cache\i386, double-click driver.cab, and extract hal.dll to C:\Windows\system32 (you may or may not need 7-Zip to open the CAB archive). Shut down as usual, replace your motherboard, and boot up with the new system. Upon bootup, all of your hardware will be reinstalled (you may need your motherboard discs and stuff).

WinSimple Software


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