New Motherboard, Memory, CPU, Why, Windows XP Refuse Install

Hi, we just replaced the memory, CPU, and motherboard but Windows XP will refuse to install because it thinks that the motherboard is not physically there. However, we need to keep the data and applications intact so we can access them after the install. How do I do it? Please help!!

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Tell more about the old motherboard and what XP!

This story is often because the machine was a Dell, HP or other make and the motherboard is not from that maker.

The XP CD is only for that make system so the installer may actually claim the motherboard is missing.

Tell more so a good answer can be had.

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Re: install

The data is still on the hard disk. Don't touch it!

So all you've got to do:
1. Buy a new hard disk.
2. Buy a Windows 7 DVD.
3. Install Windows 7 on that new hard disk.
4. Reinstall all applications from their original setup.
5. Copy all your data from your old hard disk.

There's your NEW pc with a NEW os and OLD data!


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