will OS work if hdd is transferred to other board?

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hello, I just installed winxp pro with SP2 using my MSI socket-A board with radeon 7000. (I haven't installed any drivers yet)

If I transfer the hdd to my other pc, an MSI K8M Neo-V with Radeon 9600, will the OS work properly?

Or does win xp somehow detect which board and vidcard was on at the time of installation and "refuse" other boards/vidcards?
 

jihiggs

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ive never seen it work, video card is not the issue, its the board chipset drivers.

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If they run the same chipset you might be able to. I'm not going to look up those boards to see what chipset they use because I'm lazy :evil:

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Do it and let us know if it went ok, on the other hand it is a no go with XP (it is THE most 'fragile' (reinstall protected) OS than athything windows).

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markbnj

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I've done it and had it work, but not with XP. I did it with both ME and 95 a few years back. Basically Windows just spends some time figuring out on boot what works and what doesn't. The drivers that are no longer applicable fail to start because the hardware isn't there anymore. The new hardware is detected as such. At some point you manage to get booted into the desktop and then you can install the new drivers you need. Not saying it will definitely work for you, but it is worth a shot.
 

riser

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No in most cases. In older, non-2000/XP computers, it would normally work with either little to no effort.

But with 2000 and XP and the integration of the HAL, you'll have a lot of blue screens.

If they have the name chipset (nforce, via, whatever) it might work.. but even then, it probably won't be that stable.

Your best bet is to reinstall.. 2000 and XP detect your hardware and Windows is installed based on what the initial hardware in your computer.