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Will there be a problem moving my hard drive in my current system to my new system i am building? I have currently misplaced my windows xp cd so if i have to reinstall that, that will be a pain in the butt.

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Will there be a problem moving my hard drive in my current system to my new system i am building? I have currently misplaced my windows xp cd so if i have to reinstall that, that will be a pain in the butt.

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unless the components are exactly the same, you may have a problem. xp takes a hardware inventory and if you change to much, you may have to reactivate, or get a blue screen. without the xp cd..... in the past before moving the hard drive to a different machine, i have gone to the device manager, and ininstalled all the devices, ide, floppy, video etc. then turned the pc off, move the harddrive to the new machine, turn it on and crossed my fingers. about 75% of the time it booted and loaded the new devices, but the other 25, i got blue screened and had to do a "repair install" give it a shot, it may work.

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