So I have a question. Recently while I was in Europe I purchased a Torax AMD 4200 computer bundle complete with an LCD monitor equipped with XP Professional edition… I bought it due to the fact that I was going to be there for a very long time, that taking my computer from home was not practical, and that I needed a new machine anyways..
Now that I am back, while I was in Germany I have had it shipped to my address in Canada figuring that all I would need to do to make it work would be to replace the power box and electrical cords with a Canadian voltage friendly brand, and reinstall XP Professional with an XP Professional English installation disc (as I am assuming it doesn’t matter what the product key is as its universal, what matters is the primary language of the installation disc, right?)
I am left wondering, am I right or terribly wrong?
In Europe they have a higher voltage then we do in Canada, so much so that you would blow your equipment without a proper voltage converter. When I was upgrading the graphics card in the tower and took it apart, everything looked pretty much the same to me except the power boxes electrical cord plugged into the computer with a three pronged plug in, yet ended into the houses electrical socket with European two metal prong end…. Would all I need to do to make the computer work safely on Canadian electrical currents be to replace the PSU box with a Canadian brand? And is my plan to reinstall windows XP professional with an English recovery disc using the same product key on the tower casing probable? And I”m not sure what to do with the LCD screen as I cant replace any of the internal electrical components, so would it blow if I tried plugging it into a Canadian outlet with an electrical cord, double ended three pronged plug in?