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On an old pc, can i upgrade with a new motherboard and operating system and stay with windows xp because of all of my software and hardware i already have ?? my two older office pcs have tied or been killed by mad employees and they yook the back up discs programs ,etc, and i cannot recovery. I have my data backed up, just cannot bring the comupter themeselves back to life ! rick

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Depends what's wrong with the PCs and what your installing.

You can stay with XP if you like but if the PCs aren't coming on then it's likely PSU has failed in which case you don't need to replace everything just the PSU.

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When you connect something to mother board for the first time, don't hope to much. You have to be sure the computer has the correct software to recognise the hardware and can work with it. It is not the motherboard, but the operating system that needs the driver(s) From Windows 7 and up, for most hardware that is certified with Microsoft, you can download the drivers from Microsoft. Lots of hardware is recognised when connected and will initiate a download from Microsoft. But not all hardware will do so and not all hardware is compatible with the new operating systems.
Most things that worked fine with Windows XP and or Vista, can fail with Windows 7 and 8, because the factory that made the hardware in the first place does not ask for certification with Microsoft for their old HV. They only spend time and money to get their new hardware certified on the new operating systems.
And be aware, it is virtually impossible to install older operating systems, on new motherboards, because the old operating systems don't have drivers for the modern hardware.

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I have a HP Pavilion Slimline running Windows 7. I had to replace the motherboard with ASUS F2A55 - MLK. Now I get a 'Configuration Error' when I boot-up.


HI,

You cannot just replace the motherboard and then install the same Hard Drive and expect it to work. It CAN work, but you have to prep your Hard Drive before you switch motherboards.

Your Operating System, if already installed on your Hard Drive, is configured/locked to your old motherboard. You would have to run SYSPREP or some other software on your COMPLETE system before switching out your motherboard, to UNBIND all the hardware and drivers already installed in your Operating System. This would make it ready to be installed in a new computer system... which yours is with a motherboard change.

The only option that I am aware of is to completely reinstall your Operating System from scratch... however, if your old motherboard is still functional, you might be able to put your old system back together and then run the appropriate software (search online), which could save you some time.

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That's true. ASUS also doesn't list any drivers for Vista either. Sometimes you can try using the Vista drivers for hardware with Windows 7.

Sorry, but the only solution to give you is to replace the motherboard if you must run Windows 7. Or reinstall Windows XP (I assume that's what was on the system before). Unless you have some new software that will only run on Windows 7, or you just really want Windows 7, there isn't any reason you need to upgrade. If you stay with XP your existing hardware and software will still work, and XP is still widely in use. It's not going away soon, and if it was serving your needs you may as well stay with it.

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OF COURSE there are no Windows XP networking drivers for this Intel motherboard. WinXP was released in 2001; this motherboard wasn't even DESIGNED until XP had already been replaced by Windows Vista and Windows 7. Why would Intel ever bother to make drivers for an OLD operating system for NEW hardware?

You bought NEW hardware; you need a NEW operating system to make it work. If you want to use XP, you won't be able to do any networking with this system. If you want to be able to network this system, you'll need to buy a modern operating system for the modern hardware.

I know this isn't the answer you want to hear, but you also won't find Microsoft writing a NEW operating system to work with my OLD AMD 386DX-40 motherboard. Of course, you can always complain to Intel and Microsoft, but that won't change the reality. You have NEW hardware, which is great, but NO ONE is going to design and write NEW drivers for an OLD operating system to work with your new system.

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with a new os like windows xp or windows 7

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In regards to your sound not working in Windows 7 I can tell you that Windows 7 does handle audio differently then XP did. So you will need to go to the sound card manufactures web page to get the updated drivers for Windows 7. If it is intergated on the motherboard you will need to go to their site to get the audio driver. Note since Windows 7 just came out they may not have a driver yet. However in most cases the Windows Vista drivers would be the same so if the only have Windows Vista drivers you can try them.

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Dear kaname,

Your computer can support Windows XP, which has better hardware support and compatibility with the 2003 Office suit. XP also updates your hardware automatically once you are on the internet. You might want to try this.

Keep in mind that the older the Operating System, the harder it is for Office suites to compat. Newer Operating systems have better support for your computing. If you don't have HDD problems, the BIOS should not prevent you from loading SP2 for Win2000.

Conclusion:

1. The SP2 Source Disk may have a problem
2. The Win 2000 you have already loaded may be missing components, preventing the SP2 to load.
2. Notton Antivirus versions and the 2003 office both reject Win 2000. They just don't like it; it's getting too old.

Get with it, Kaname!!!!

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