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How to reactivate Windows XP after replacing faulty motherboard?

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Actually you can transfer harddisk with Windows XP to any new computer or same computer replaced with a new motherboard.

My 4 years old motherboard condemned two weeks ago and I was quite worry for re-installing a fresh copy of Windows OS and more than 30 softwares.

You still need to install all drivers come with new motherboard for Windows XP to run properly. I repaired Windows OS from the Windows XP CD to detect new motherboard and install all necessary drivers.

In Windows XP, you have to re-activate the OS after installing new hardware like motherboard. Unfortunately, the user cannot access Windows XP and re-activate it by phone in or internet connection.

I have followed the instructions in the link below to log into Windows XP and re-activate Windows XP online.

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/3381-how-to-fix-windows-xp-activation-after-a-windows-xp-repair

1. Start the PC into Safe mode with command prompt

Power on the PC and press F8 right before Windows begins to load. Select “Safe mode with command prompt”

2. Run Explorer from the Command prompt to start Windows

Once the Command prompt loads, type in “explorer” to start Windows within Safe mode.

3. Run “Rundll32.exe syssetup,SetupOobeBnk” […]