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Upgrading my System

By Sprocket ·
I recently upgraded my Dell Dimension 8400 to a more power ful Dimension 9100. The systems are similar but ofcourse the 9100 is powerful, and a slightly different motherboard and processor architecture.

Like usual i unpluged my hard drive and moved it over to the new machine, on power up Windows XP asked for new drivers e.t.c.

The problem is that something has not upgraded or is running the wrong driver as the machine is running slower, especially in games.

The specification of the 9100 should run almost any game in full power, but becomes slow and jurky.

How can i either make Windows XP reinstall all drivers or find the problem?

The graphics cards are the same, so i am pointing it to either the processor or motherboard drivers.

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by wcp In reply to Upgrading my System

The best way to upgrading your system is to make your current system to a barebone.

This means to replace your IDE controller to the standard controller and remove all the drivers (from Device Manager) including software driver (from Add/Remove Programs). Also remove all the chipset devices from System Devices (from Device Manager).

Then upgrade your system and install all the drivers (including motherboard). If your games are still running slow, they may have to be reinstalled.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Upgrading my System

What you need to do is extract the deploy tools from the deploy.cab file on XP CD. copy the sysprep.exe and sysprep.ini to a folder on its own on C. Run sysprep using mini-setup option and click Reseal. This will force you to enter a computer name and it will go through the hardware detection on bootup!

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by dmiles In reply to Upgrading my System

Hi Sprocket
By uppgrade do you mean that you replaced one machine with the other,or doid you build it?

Yes the 9100 should run faster than your 8400,how and what drivers is the system asking for?
There are a number of questions to make this question less confusing,like what drivers is it asking for and what are you basing your assumption that it is the processor or motherboard?

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