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  1. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 11
    Win10 Pro RS1
       1 Week Ago #1

    Win XP Dual Boot with Win 10


    Hello
    Im not sure which would be the best way to do this, Google is good most of the time but I am getting nowhere apart from getting more stress and a headache.

    I have Win XP with SP2 already loaded and set up just right on a sata drive, Ive bought a new motherboard, cpu and ram and solid state drive (Ive never used ssd). Could I use an existing win10 backup and redeploy this with new mmb drivers on new ssd. I plan to use a couple of SATA drives for backup and additional storage on new PC or would it be better to start fresh with both. Can someone Please point me in the right direction

    New PC is
    New PC (Not Built yet)Asus_M5A78L-M-PLUS-USB3AMD X8 Core FX-8350 4.0Ghz2x8GB TEAM Gold branded RAM DDR3Samsung Evo Solid State Drive 250GBAdditional SATA drives in later?

    Thank you
    Smokes
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2

    Welcome to the forum the win10 backup won't work the drivers will all be wrong and it won't activate as it's a new system so you need to buy a new copy of Windows and do a clean install
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  3. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 11
    Win10 Pro RS1
       1 Week Ago #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    Welcome to the forum the win10 backup won't work the drivers will all be wrong and it won't activate as it's a new system so you need to buy a new copy of Windows and do a clean install
    Thanks for the reply, A new copy of windows? I did not think it would have come to this. When I said backup I meant redeploy the backup with new drivers. I dont think its fair or right to pay MS again for something ive already paid for, to say Im slightly annoyed is an understatement.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,871
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #4

    Smokes68 said: View Post
    Thanks for the reply, A new copy of windows? I did not think it would have come to this. When I said backup I meant redeploy the backup with new drivers. I dont think its fair or right to pay MS again for something ive already paid for, to say Im slightly annoyed is an understatement.
    Samuria is mistaken.

    First, Windows 10 is the most tolerant OS to date of being moved to a new computer. I've done it twice now. The latest was when my step-daughters laptop failed and needed to be sent in for repair. I made an image backup of her laptop to an SSD. Installed that SSD in a spare laptop - completely different make and model, you get a screen at the first bootup that says installing new devices and it just moves on from there. When she got her original laptop back from the manufacturer, I moved the SSD from the spare laptop back to hers.

    Also, when I upgraded my desktop, I gave my old desktop to my father in law and moved the HDD from his original computer to my old computer with no issues. The only problem you will have is if you are moving between a legacy BIOS computer to/from a UEFI computer, or moving between IDE SATA to/from AHCI SATA disk controller setting.

    Second, Microsoft has provided a way to move the license for Windows 10 to a new computer and activate Windows:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter

    Read the last link in the list "You made a significant hardware change"

    And

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530
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  5. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 11
    Win10 Pro RS1
       1 Week Ago #5

    Hello NavyLCDR
    Thanks for the reply, this looks more promising :-) I have just went to put together new PC, I cant believe that Asus have not included a pin headder diagram for front panel connectors! The manual says use Q code, this may be ok for those who have these apps on their phones. I give up for today and will go back to this next week.
    .

    NavyLCDR
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,871
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #6

    Smokes68 said: View Post
    I cant believe that Asus have not included a pin headder diagram for front panel connectors!
    Which motherboard?
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,192
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       1 Week Ago #7

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    easy enough to find the manual with pinouts for the front panel on the ASUS support website - see image for address.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 11
    Win10 Pro RS1
       1 Week Ago #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Which motherboard?
    Asus_M5A78L-M-PLUS-USB3

    Fafhrd said: View Post
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    easy enough to find the manual with pinouts for the front panel on the ASUS support website - see image for address.

    Thank you both for replying
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,871
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #9

    Smokes68 said: View Post
    Asus_M5A78L-M-PLUS-USB3

    Thank you both for replying
    You are correct, the manual does leave some things to be desired. Here you go:
    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/...inition_en.pdf
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,959
    All kinds
       1 Week Ago #10

    If you didn't by that MB yet, it's not very suitable for FX 8350, it has low power section (VRM), 4+1 and no cooler on it. The chipset on it is also very old and barely good enough for 8350. I wouldn't settle for anything less than with at least 970 chipset.
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