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Transfer of SSD into new Motherboard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All,

 

I am replacing my CPU and Motherboard but keeping most of the rest of the parts of my PC that I built previously here:

 

 

I am looking to simply swap out the CPU and Motherboard and was wondering if that will be all that is required, or will I have to re-install windows on my SSD due to compatibility issues, or will it be a simply swap out? Any guidance on this would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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You can just swap the drive over and it will work no issues 99% of the time. Generally though, you should reinstall windows.


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You should always reinstall when changing motherboards because windows needs different drivers and configuration for each board.

Sometimes it won't even boot without a clean install.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change


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From a similar platform, Intel-intel, or AMD-AMD, you probably don't need fresh install. They probably have the same component anyway.

But if the generation jump is to far, like a core 2 to gen 9, fresh install is required.

After that if the serial number is not working, call microsoft, they will reset the activation and give you a new one.

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1 minute ago, SupaKomputa said:

From a similar platform, Intel-intel, or AMD-AMD, you probably don't need fresh install. They probably have the same component anyway.

But if the generation jump is to far, like a core 2 to gen 9, fresh install is required.

After that if the serial number is not working, call microsoft, they will reset the activation and give you a new one.

The difference in chipset and sound cards and USB controllers and everything else depends on the manufacturer and the model of board.

It does not depend on what CPU it is or what generation it is.

 

Also, you can link your windows copy to a microsoft account and not have to deal with activation problems.

That's the proper way of moving an OS.


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2 minutes ago, Enderman said:

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Ideally yes, reinstall is better.

But no harm for trying, it's not gonna break anything.

Last time i move a fx to ryzen without reinstalling is okay, i just need to clean the drivers and reinstall the proper one.

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4 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

Ideally yes, reinstall is better.

But no harm for trying, it's not gonna break anything.

Last time i move a fx to ryzen without reinstalling is okay, i just need to clean the drivers and reinstall the proper one.

Still chances of windows updates failing in the future and other unexpected probems.

Better to just clean install now and avoid the headaches than be in the middle of the year needing to use your PC for work and all of a sudden a windows update breaks your OS because it had been transferred from a different motherboard.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the advice all. I am planning on upgrading from the 7700k to a 10700k. I think my best bet will be to transfer everything I need to my second (Games etc) and do a clean install of windows on my main SSD to be safe.

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