If you can, take the old C: drive and install it in the new computer as the C: drive. XP will burp a bit but all it should do is tell you to re-activate Windows and maybe some parameters. Don't let this stuff scare you. Looks like you're going to have a nice machine. Let us know if you have any problems. OK?
and life goes on...
I have an old old compaq presario 5300US and my parents bought this off the shelf years ago maybe 6 sum years and now I'm going to build a new pc from the ground up and I have everything already planned and laid out except for the problem of not having an OS bootable disc! Is there any way to possibly move the windows xp software into a cd that can be bootable or do I really have to buy a new windows xp cd...!?!? Btw this computer crashed maybe around 2-3 years of use and I had my dads friend repair it time and time again until he just gave us these 3 burnt cd's, which when put into a cd drive and run on the BIOS wiped out all memory previously on the hard disk and actually made my windows xp home to pro, so I wonder if these are actually bootable disks, 2 of them are 600+mbs in size and one of them is around 400mbs, I would really appreciate some help on this topic because I really don't want to purchase another XP Cd since I'm clean out of cash on all the parts I bought!
Case: Ultra's Dragon MS-Blue Liquid Gloss ATX Mid-T
Mobo: GIGABYTE Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945P ATX
Cpu: intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775
Ram: CORSAIR 1GB DC 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 667 (PC2 5300)
Vid Card: eVGA Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI-E 16X
H-Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250GB 7200 RPM
OS: NONE AT ALL HELP!!!