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    My friend and I are involved in a argument;

    I beef is that you can replace the new motherboard without wiping out the hd, his is that you MUST zero out the hd, which is correct?

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    You can replace the motherboard without erasing the hard drive. However, it can be a problem to boot due to the new drivers not being loaded on the hard drive yet. For XP, the best way is to do a repair installation of the operating system. This reloads the operating system, leaves your files alone and requires you to load the new motherboard drivers and the Windows updates. Directions here: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

    Due to problems that can occur, some people just prefer to due a complete reformat and installation. Charlie

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    Really? Thank you!

    That answer was very fast, and I'm happy.

    That leaves us at a stalemate, and me with a sore arm.
    Still playin the 'punch the sholder' game yay. :roll:

    (I think its revenge now! hee hee) :twisted:

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    Yes he's right, I actuallu just had a acciden where "my girlfriend" spilled water on my laptop and shorted out my motherboard. :x All I did was replace the motherboard, which it didnt give me to many problems installing, and still had everything from my harddrive. So go punch your friend extra hard this time. :twisted: