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When installing a replacement mobo, will I have to reinstall the O/S?



 
 
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Old June 13th 06, 03:17 AM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment,alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Putting a replacement mobo in a Compaq Deskpro EN PIII WinXP Home,
theoretically identical to the original mobo, will I have to reinstall the
O/S? Not sure if there are identifiers in a particular mobo that the O/S
needs to "see".

Thanks.


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Old June 13th 06, 03:47 AM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment,alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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"Doc" wrote in message
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Putting a replacement mobo in a Compaq Deskpro EN PIII WinXP Home,
theoretically identical to the original mobo, will I have to reinstall the
O/S? Not sure if there are identifiers in a particular mobo that the O/S
needs to "see".


Probably not. If Windows complains, then do a repair installation, not a
complete reinstall.


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Old June 13th 06, 03:49 AM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment,alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

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"Doc" wrote:

| Putting a replacement mobo in a Compaq Deskpro EN PIII WinXP Home,
| theoretically identical to the original mobo, will I have to reinstall the
| O/S? Not sure if there are identifiers in a particular mobo that the O/S
| needs to "see".
|
| Thanks.

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Old June 13th 06, 04:51 AM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment,alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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If you are installing a motherboard IDENTICAL to the one it is replacing, the
odds of Windows and billg complaining are almost nil. I've done a lot of
repairs of Dell computers, in particular, with motherboard swaps and not yet
encountered a problem.

If the processor speed and BIOS revision are the same between the two boards,
Windows does not see any difference. In practice with a Compaq or Dell or
Intel-made or IBM motherboard, the only difference between two boards at the
BIOS level is the motherboard serial number (Dell service tag) burned into the
BIOS. With a Compaq motherboard, the BIOS setup allows you to change the
motherboard serial number. With a Dell motherboard, you need to run a small
utility program to change the service tag. Once the serial numbers are
identical between old and new motherboards, who's to know the difference.

.... Ben Myers

On Tue, 13 Jun 2006 02:17:26 GMT, "Doc" wrote:

Putting a replacement mobo in a Compaq Deskpro EN PIII WinXP Home,
theoretically identical to the original mobo, will I have to reinstall the
O/S? Not sure if there are identifiers in a particular mobo that the O/S
needs to "see".

Thanks.


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Old June 13th 06, 07:11 AM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment,alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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"Ben Myers" wrote:
[...] With a Dell motherboard, you need to run a small
utility program to change the service tag.


How does one get that utility?

*TimDaniels*
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Old June 13th 06, 02:39 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment,alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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"Timothy Daniels"
wrote in
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news
"Ben Myers" wrote:
[...] With a Dell motherboard, you
need to run a small
utility program to change the service
tag.


How does one get that utility?

*TimDaniels*
In the group alt.sys.pc-clone.dell find
*change service tag -- notan ??? *
read the entire thread.


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Old June 13th 06, 02:48 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment,alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish;
and you have fed him for a lifetime. You will learn to fish


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Playing with your sockpuppets today?




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asset.com at the Dell ftp site. Runs as a DOS command line program, with the
usual command line help... Ben Myers

On Mon, 12 Jun 2006 23:11:15 -0700, "Timothy Daniels"
wrote:

"Ben Myers" wrote:
[...] With a Dell motherboard, you need to run a small
utility program to change the service tag.


How does one get that utility?

*TimDaniels*


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Old June 13th 06, 05:44 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment,alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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"Doc" wrote:
wrote:

Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish;
and you have fed him for a lifetime. You will learn to fish


kony old boy! NNTP-Posting-Host: 74.129.166.247

Playing with your sockpuppets today?


LOL Old KoRny has keyboard diarhea. He can't control his
spewing and pontificating. He really NEEDS to get a life.

*TimDaniels*
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Old June 13th 06, 07:41 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment,alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish;
and you have fed him for a lifetime. You will learn to fish


kony old boy! NNTP-Posting-Host: 74.129.166.247

Playing with your sockpuppets today?


So this is why you still can't use a search engine as well as any 10
year old child?

 




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