XP Pro x64 Reinstall

Posted: 02-23-2009, 03:39 AM
I built a custom workstation and I am having issues with the motherboard and
memory causing BSOD errors with grater than 6GB of memory. In any case, I
would like to purchase a new motherboard while keeping the current memory
and processor, hard drive, and etc, but need information about installing my
OEM copy of XP Pro x64 onto that system. What do I need to do to transfer
the license?

Thanks,
- Jesse Gier -



XP Pro x64 Reinstall


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Andrew E.
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RE: XP Pro x64 Reinstall
Posted: 02-23-2009, 04:58 AM
XP only allows for 4GB of memory,as for a oem retail copy of xp,simply
select to register xp on the new install,its fairly auto if you follow the
wizard.

"Jesse Gier" wrote:
> I built a custom workstation and I am having issues with the motherboard and
> memory causing BSOD errors with grater than 6GB of memory. In any case, I
> would like to purchase a new motherboard while keeping the current memory
> and processor, hard drive, and etc, but need information about installing my
> OEM copy of XP Pro x64 onto that system. What do I need to do to transfer
> the license?
>
> Thanks,
> - Jesse Gier -
>
>
>
>
Shenan Stanley
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Re: XP Pro x64 Reinstall
Posted: 02-23-2009, 05:34 AM
Jesse Gier wrote:
> I built a custom workstation and I am having issues with the
> motherboard and memory causing BSOD errors with grater than 6GB of
> memory. In any case, I would like to purchase a new motherboard
> while keeping the current memory and processor, hard drive, and
> etc, but need information about installing my OEM copy of XP Pro
> x64 onto that system. What do I need to do to transfer the license?
Andrew E. wrote:
> XP only allows for 4GB of memory,as for a oem retail copy of
> xp,simply select to register xp on the new install,its fairly auto
> if you follow the wizard.
Andrew E.,

Please note that twice the original poster mentioned they are utilizing
Windows XP Professional x64 (or a 64-bit operating system tat allows them to
use more than 4GB of memory - among other things.)

Jesse Gier,

Are you the OEM that built the computer?

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How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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Jesse Gier
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Re: XP Pro x64 Reinstall
Posted: 02-23-2009, 07:36 AM
Shenan,
Yes, I built it for an AutoCAD workstation at home.

- Jesse -



"Shenan Stanley" wrote:
> Jesse Gier wrote:
> > I built a custom workstation and I am having issues with the
> > motherboard and memory causing BSOD errors with grater than 6GB of
> > memory. In any case, I would like to purchase a new motherboard
> > while keeping the current memory and processor, hard drive, and
> > etc, but need information about installing my OEM copy of XP Pro
> > x64 onto that system. What do I need to do to transfer the license?
>
> Andrew E. wrote:
> > XP only allows for 4GB of memory,as for a oem retail copy of
> > xp,simply select to register xp on the new install,its fairly auto
> > if you follow the wizard.
>
> Andrew E.,
>
> Please note that twice the original poster mentioned they are utilizing
> Windows XP Professional x64 (or a 64-bit operating system tat allows them to
> use more than 4GB of memory - among other things.)
>
> Jesse Gier,
>
> Are you the OEM that built the computer?
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>
Shenan Stanley
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Re: XP Pro x64 Reinstall
Posted: 02-23-2009, 01:59 PM
Jesse Gier wrote:
> I built a custom workstation and I am having issues with the
> motherboard and memory causing BSOD errors with grater than 6GB of
> memory. In any case, I would like to purchase a new motherboard
> while keeping the current memory and processor, hard drive, and
> etc, but need information about installing my OEM copy of XP Pro
> x64 onto that system. What do I need to do to transfer the license?
Andrew E. wrote:
> XP only allows for 4GB of memory,as for a oem retail copy of
> xp,simply select to register xp on the new install,its fairly auto
> if you follow the wizard.
Shenan Stanley wrote:
> Andrew E.,
>
> Please note that twice the original poster mentioned they are
> utilizing Windows XP Professional x64 (or a 64-bit operating
> system tat allows them to use more than 4GB of memory - among
> other things.)
>
> Jesse Gier,
>
> Are you the OEM that built the computer?
Jesse Gier wrote:
> Yes, I built it for an AutoCAD workstation at home.
Since you are the OEM and you are replacing the defective parts - it is your
call. I would say you are well within the agreement to do that.

I would first make a full backup to external media of everything important
(or just everything - an image.)

Then I would replace the motherboard and get the device to turn on and see
how Windows reacts. If it boots up - you are home-free. If it does not - I
would try a repair installation.

Although - in the end - a clean installation may be what you need. It could
well be that your problems are not hardware related and just a result of
conflicting or corrupt software/etc. However - even if you have to do a
clean installation, you have the original media, the proper product key(s)
and if you make that backup = all your files so you won't lose anything.

I'd say you are set.

If you were looking for paperwork to do - there is none.

Worst case - you'll have to activate over the telephone instead of over the
Internet.

-
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html


Jesse Gier
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Re: XP Pro x64 Reinstall
Posted: 02-23-2009, 07:58 PM
Okay, thanks.. I wasn't sure if there was a note in the user agreement
that stated the software could only be installed once unless some special
arrangements were made.

- Jesse -


"Shenan Stanley" wrote:
> Jesse Gier wrote:
> > I built a custom workstation and I am having issues with the
> > motherboard and memory causing BSOD errors with grater than 6GB of
> > memory. In any case, I would like to purchase a new motherboard
> > while keeping the current memory and processor, hard drive, and
> > etc, but need information about installing my OEM copy of XP Pro
> > x64 onto that system. What do I need to do to transfer the license?
>
> Andrew E. wrote:
> > XP only allows for 4GB of memory,as for a oem retail copy of
> > xp,simply select to register xp on the new install,its fairly auto
> > if you follow the wizard.
>
> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> > Andrew E.,
> >
> > Please note that twice the original poster mentioned they are
> > utilizing Windows XP Professional x64 (or a 64-bit operating
> > system tat allows them to use more than 4GB of memory - among
> > other things.)
> >
> > Jesse Gier,
> >
> > Are you the OEM that built the computer?
>
> Jesse Gier wrote:
> > Yes, I built it for an AutoCAD workstation at home.
>
> Since you are the OEM and you are replacing the defective parts - it is your
> call. I would say you are well within the agreement to do that.
>
> I would first make a full backup to external media of everything important
> (or just everything - an image.)
>
> Then I would replace the motherboard and get the device to turn on and see
> how Windows reacts. If it boots up - you are home-free. If it does not - I
> would try a repair installation.
>
> Although - in the end - a clean installation may be what you need. It could
> well be that your problems are not hardware related and just a result of
> conflicting or corrupt software/etc. However - even if you have to do a
> clean installation, you have the original media, the proper product key(s)
> and if you make that backup = all your files so you won't lose anything.
>
> I'd say you are set.
>
> If you were looking for paperwork to do - there is none.
>
> Worst case - you'll have to activate over the telephone instead of over the
> Internet.
>
> -
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>
 
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