flash_659 wrote:OK now to the point, I am about to start building myself a whole new computer, the only thing that I am not going to get rid of is my Sata 1 HDD, my question is: When i have put my new computer together can i just plug in my HDD and Vista Ultimate will boot up normally?
It may or it may not boot, basically depending on whether or not the new motherboard will have a similar enough chipset to the old one --- however, because of the methods that are used by Vista to install itself, it will be very unlikely that your configuration would be optimal even if it were bootable, and a clean install of Vista would be very strongly recommended
in my opinion.
flash_659 wrote:I am currently using a P4 3.2 GHz with 1gb DDR2 533 ram and am upgrading to a Core 2 Duo 7300 (2.66Ghz) with 3gb DDR2 800 ram. At the moment Vista takes about 5 minutes to completely start up, will the new system also make it go much faster?
Absolutely !!! 5 minutes is a heck of a long time for Vista to boot !!
Please note that if switching your current setup to a new motherboard successfully booted, any faster boot time that you might observe would be more due to the fact that your system boot is currently very very slow ; and NOT an indication that the HDD + Vista migration had been successful
Actually, I would take that 5 minute boot time, even with only 1GB of medium speed RAM, as an indication that your Vista needed a clean install in any case
But you never know, you might get lucky