I'm swapping a Pentium III mother board for an Athlon XP. the PIII box has been running WinXP. It should happily adjust itself to the new motherboard shouldn't it?
Posted on 2003-03-28 08:12:04 by drhowarddrfine

All the other Windoze OS's I tried this operation with, worked. It went into a lot of self-reconfiguration (found new device, etc.. etc..), but after many automatic reboots and new found devices it then finally worked.

However, XP may be the exception due to that stupid protection. Sorry, can't help about XP, I haven't wasted my money on it.
Although my next question doesn't address your question.. why don't you get Windows2000 instead? It's decent, and the best Win32 OS out there for sure.
Posted on 2003-03-28 08:23:44 by Maverick
why don't you get Windows2000 instead?
This is on my son's computer. He said he needed winXP for his games and other things so that's why he got it (and it was his money:) ). I have XP because my stock software requires it. They say it'll run on 2000 but won't take advantage of certain features.
Posted on 2003-03-28 09:51:40 by drhowarddrfine

They say it'll run on 2000 but won't take advantage of certain features.


I hope you told em that they are dumb "programmers" then. :)
Posted on 2003-03-28 10:13:34 by bazik
must be the skinning ;)
Posted on 2003-03-28 10:16:10 by Hiroshimator
Yes it will hopefully adjust itself...

But AFAIK the old drivers will still be there for some kind of backup and they will polute the system folders ...

Besides at the first configuration problem WinXP will "jump in" ... attempting to use the old drivers as a "quick" solution to the new problem... of course this will not resolve the problem because you did not reinstall the old motherboard... but instead will produce new problems... that will trigger a new "jump in"... etc etc... this might not happen first but sometime later ... you will be sitting on a time bomb there.

The best solution is a full OS reinstall from scratch IMHO ... but of course this can be time consumming
Posted on 2003-03-28 10:24:20 by BogdanOntanu
with an XP 2100+ and 512 MB DDR 2700 and an HD Maxtore UTA 133 7200 RPM +/- 20 min for install WinXP maybe 15 ;)
Posted on 2003-03-28 14:29:18 by rea
just finished an xp install here. Took about 30 minutes on a 'modern' PC. (off the shelf 80G ATA100, p4 2.6G with 256MB RAM) At that rate I'd just format and install from scratch. It's not a large enough time-loss to face any hardware incompatibilities.

Just make sure the valuable 'assets' Posted on 2003-03-28 14:32:55 by Hiroshimator
Isn't that funny:

No matter how fats the latest hardware is... the software always installs itself in the same ammount of time :)
Posted on 2003-03-28 14:42:21 by BogdanOntanu