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natomega

It appears that many people have jumped on this issue. However I have not read One relevant correct Answer. Question is can one replace a new Motherboard using same CPU/Disk on a new M/B - This has two answers.
1) If New Motherboard has same chipset as Old M/B you "May Not" have any problems running XP.
2) However if new M/B has a different chipset to Old M/B you are then required to re-install XP.
I know this from practical experience, as I have performed Upgrades for countless clients.
Tip: When you re-install XP and all other software, you can re-register with Microsoft using existing XP, but tell them you have upgraded your hardware.
Hope this helps.