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Jman

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Since: Mar 14, 2005
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(Msg. 1) Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:33 pm
Post subject: Hardware Changes
Archived from groups: microsoft>public>windowsxp>help_and_support (more info?)

Hello out there to all the people who still build their own computers. My
problem is thus. I have upgraded my system twice now in 6 months. first my
motherboard and second my CPU. The first time I had to reinstall windows and
lost all my information Passwords, bookmarks,pictures,saved files, programs,
documents, mail, email addressess, game saves, programs that require a
software key based on hardware( similar to microsoft's activation). second I
replaced my cpu and now have lost all my information again. I called
microsoft and they said they could not help after a lengthy tech support
call(long distance). I have litteraly spent weeks in cumulative time fixing,
reinstalling, re establising game saves, getting email addressess, lost
auction information and so much more. I am really getting tired of the IBM
compatables and their software due to the complexity and failure of ease of
use. Why is it so hard to upgrade a computer that you built yourself using
windows xp?

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user514

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Since: Oct 31, 2004
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(Msg. 2) Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:52 pm
Post subject: Re: Hardware Changes [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Jman" wrote in message

 > Hello out there to all the people who still build their own computers. My
 > problem is thus. I have upgraded my system twice now in 6 months. first my
 > motherboard and second my CPU. The first time I had to reinstall windows
 > and
 > lost all my information Passwords, bookmarks,pictures,saved files,
 > programs,
 > documents, mail, email addressess, game saves, programs that require a
 > software key based on hardware( similar to microsoft's activation). second
 > I
 > replaced my cpu and now have lost all my information again. I called
 > microsoft and they said they could not help after a lengthy tech support
 > call(long distance). I have litteraly spent weeks in cumulative time
 > fixing,
 > reinstalling, re establising game saves, getting email addressess, lost
 > auction information and so much more. I am really getting tired of the IBM
 > compatables and their software due to the complexity and failure of ease
 > of
 > use. Why is it so hard to upgrade a computer that you built yourself using
 > windows xp?


All you have to is do a repair installation after any major hadware changes
such as a Motherboard.

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
<a rel="nofollow" style='text-decoration: none;' href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341" target="_blank">http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341</a>

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