moving a hard drive to a different pc

Posted: 09-26-2003, 10:57 AM
How to Move a Windows xp Installation to Different
Hardware?

The orginal install was created on an amd chipset. I
attempted to move the hard drive to a pentium 3 chipset.
the system keeps restarting. It goes as far as the win xp
logo then reboots. how can I get it to completely boot?
tried safe mode and last known.. to no avail

moving a hard drive to a different pc


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Bob Knowlden
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Re: moving a hard drive to a different pc
Posted: 09-29-2003, 01:43 AM
You'll probably have to do a repair installation, as a minimum:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;315341

"How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP"

(In brief: change the BIOS settings to boot from the CD drive first. Boot
from the CD. Select installation, rather than the repair console. Under
install, choose to repair rather than a new installation.)

This ought to preserve most files, settings, and installed programs. It will
eliminate everything installed through Windows Update, though.

HTH.

Bob Knowlden

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> How to Move a Windows xp Installation to Different
> Hardware?
>
> The orginal install was created on an amd chipset. I
> attempted to move the hard drive to a pentium 3 chipset.
> the system keeps restarting. It goes as far as the win xp
> logo then reboots. how can I get it to completely boot?
> tried safe mode and last known.. to no avail

 
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