We were able to order a set of recovery disks for each computer from the manufacturer @ about $25 per set. This will also probably require re-activation, unless you have a Volume Licensed version of WinXP Pro installed. Since in my opinion the repair install or upgrade run from Windows is an absolute necessity when changing a motherboard or moving a hard drive with XP installed. http://www.emachines.com/support/tech_support.html For relacement CDs find out here if you can still get them: Says to contact a Customer Support person.... http://wowtechminute.com/windows-xp/printers-compatible-with-windows-xp.html
Follow the above steps 1 - 7 before shutting down Windows on the computer the hard drive/s are to be removed. Steve Og, Jul 21, 2006 #5 kurttrail Guest wrote: > howdy all, > > Here's my situation: Replaced a motherboard in a client's system. > Existing XP Home installation would Instead of activation, the system is locked to the BIOS on the motherboard. After contacting eMachines support and going in circles a little bit, they finally gave me a product key to use.
May 30, 2005 #8 wkt37211 TS Rookie I recently performed a clean install on a friends compaq that came with restore disks. Reference the documentation that comes with the new motherboard to ensure proper connections. Been reading a lot about it lately and most places say the phone call is painless and not that time consuming. Stanley Pain, Dec 17, 2009 Stanley Pain, Dec 17, 2009 #8 Dec 18, 2009 #9 number69 [H]ard|Gawd Messages: 1,648 Joined: Jan 8, 2003 If it's not asking you to activate it's
LAMBORGHINI muckshifter posted Feb 19, 2017 at 11:44 PM Loading... auroratech, Sep 20, 2005 #6 loserOlimbs Joined: Jun 19, 2004 Messages: 7,800 My only fear is that the disks might not allow this switch of motherboard, especially if its just a Dell, HP, Gateway, etc..] purchased from eBay and other similar vendors will be affected and may lose the ability to activate the questionable copies. Windows Xp Motherboard Drivers They should give you a number to call and a I believe a 42 digit code number.
I hope you find my real world "experiences" of any use. Changing the Motherboard While the current system is still running, visit the website of the motherboard manufacturer and download the current RAID and SCSI drivers for the new board in case Of course, the legality of using these keys is doubtful at best. Register now!
Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Move Windows Xp Hard Drive To New Computer Similar Threads Activation of windows after a motherboard change. Most forums where I've read about eMachine board replacements with XP have good results, provided you use a very very similar, or the same, mobo. Everything has been running fine now for about a day, but there has been no request for XP to activate.
Backup Your Registry! I'll discuss this at the end of the article, but as a hedge against possibly having to call Microsoft to reactivate, look at the article Activation Workaround for Windows XP. Xp Compatible Motherboards Try several different times, get good answers, keep after them that your motherboard is not available now....you are not upgrading for performance, your computer broke!!!! Windows Xp Motherboard Info I suspect that when I replace the motherboard, I'll be prompted to re-activate.
Before connecting to the internet, read the Blaster worm warning ! Restarting the Computer If you remember, the XP installation CD was left in the CD drive before you started to replace the motherboard. Preparing to Restart the Computer Please -- do yourself a favor and do not skip over this section. I'm emailing back and forth with eMachines, but not getting too far. Best Motherboard For Xp
Emachines support, email only, was equally useless to Microsoft. my computer flashed the blue screen after the windoes XP l solved Can any1 help installed new motherboard and cpu after installation am getting no signal and getting long beeps that zx10guy replied Feb 22, 2017 at 2:59 PM Possible Voip / SIP attacks? The PC is a few years old, so won't be on support. *short intermission for a rant * With PC's coming down in price to the $200-$300 range, isn't it a
Any other suggestions? Windows Xp Support Motherboard I hope this advice does not fall on deaf ears. no XP CD) to use for the repair install if it is necessary.
Is my only hope getting an answer from eMachines, or is there anything else I can do? Alternate solutions like backing up and re-installing need not apply... Can anyone out there help Kalek (Scott) and me? Select the Upgrade [recommended] from the Windows Setup window Installation Type list.
Once the repair installtion completes you should be able to boot into Windows XP normally and enjoy your system with the new motherboard installed. I tell it to go ahead and do so and it thinks for a moment, then tells me that it's already activated, and loops back to the login screen. Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) Another Slipstream step by step Option #2 Setting XP to new hardware. Setup continues and eventually the computer will reboot.
Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Remove all the plug-in cards, memory modules, and anything else that prohibits the motherboard from being removed. When you call and tell them the motherboard was replaced because it was defective they should give you a new code number to key in and you should have no more I don't think the disks will work, as OEM restore CDs are generally keyed to the manufacturer's hardware, and since the motherboard I put in is compatible, but not the exact
Replace the cover and reattach all the cables and the power connector. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Please join our friendly community by clicking the button below - it only takes a few seconds and is totally free. Press Pause/Break as soon as computer reboots.
I've tried starting up in Safe Mode to try to get around it somehow. Not so long ago my wife was prompted by M$ update to install a new modem driver that turned out to be incorrect. If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. You've pulled the proverbial hardware rug out from under the OS. (If you don't like -- or get -- the rug analogy, think of it as picking up a Cape Cod
Reboot and access BIOS Depending on the BIOS and OEM manufacturer, set date and time [very important], hard drive detection, CPU settings [if necessary] and boot order. If you're having a computer problem, ask on our forum for advice. Safe Mode with command prompt does the same, but I can get into windows settings with the .cpl files, so I'm hopeful that there's something in here I can do in Booting into Windows is only an option when you do a direct replacement of the Motherboard, otherwise it is like playing Russian Roulette.
So, either yours came with a Recovery CD or it uses a Recovery partition, that is all you basically would need to return the pc to factory condition. (Providing things still