Moving Windows XP around

September 4, 2009

So you’ve got a perfectly good Windows XP installation – customised JUST the way you like it, complete with desktop icons, program settings and multiple users, not to mention all of your data from your entire life.  Everything is good – until suddenly your motherboard fails…
Replacing the motherboard is an article in itself, but one of the problems with Windows XP has been that it would refuse to reboot with a new motherboard, meaning that you need to do a clean install and then go through recreating all of those settings and icons that you used to have.
However – with this article: http://forbiddenpc.com/unclean.htm – in many cases you will be able to switch motherboards and still keep the same Windows set – saving yourself a ton of work and not a little time in the process!

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