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Do I need to do a fresh Windows 10 install going from intel 4690k to 8700k?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Will it make much of a difference if I just install the new drivers?
I don't want to lose all my installed programs and games.

If I do do a fresh install is there an easy way to transfer them?

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CPU swaps don't need a reinstall, just take the old cpu drivers out and get the new ones.

 

Edit: As other forum members have kindly made me noticed, I completely missed the Motherboard swap that was involved and didn't think about it, skip this comment and read on. As well as a typo in the message, I meant chipset drivers either way (Yes, I know, chipset drivers are motherboard-orientated, not CPU), not cpu drivers.

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It's best to do a re installation so you don't face any driver conflicts and issues surrounding that. 


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you can do a "soft" reset that'll keep your settings + documents but reinstall system stuff that could cause issues


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4 minutes ago, O-T said:

CPU swaps don't need a reinstall, just take the old cpu drivers out and get the new ones.

4790K to 8700K most definitely requires more than a CPU swap :P

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Matty2048 said:

you can do a "soft" reset that'll keep your settings + documents but reinstall system stuff that could cause issues

Any idea how I go about doing that?

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1 minute ago, Moorbs said:

Any idea how I go about doing that?

One thing you could do is run sysprep.exe which will clear out your drivers to avoid conflicts when doing something like this.

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9 minutes ago, O-T said:

CPU swaps don't need a reinstall, just take the old cpu drivers out and get the new ones.

1) There are no "cpu drivers"

 

2) He is also changing the motherboard since those CPUs don't use the same socket.

 

3) You should always clean install when changing motherboards.

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/


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its in the recovery part of the settings 

 

settings->update+security->recovery

 

 


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1 hour ago, Lurick said:

4790K to 8700K most definitely requires more than a CPU swap :P

 

Nah dude. Just download a new CPU. Simple as that!


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1 minute ago, bellabichon said:

Nah dude. Just download a new CPU. Simple as that!

yeah 


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Gonna save this thread for later. I'm upgrading to 8086k from 4790k so this has lots of useful info.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, fasauceome said:

Gonna save this thread for later. I'm upgrading to 8086k from 4790k so this has lots of useful info.

I'm gonna try a sysprep later today so I'll let you know how it goes. If that fails I have an M.2 SSD coming which I can hopefully use as a boot drive to do a fresh install while keeping the data on my current SSD.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I ran sysprep and I've lost all my files that were in my 'user' folder on my c drive but my SSD (C drive) is still full. Would have been better off just trying out the new mobo as it was. Now I'm gonna have to do a fresh Windows install and I hadn't backed up my files. 

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22 hours ago, Matty2048 said:

you can do a "soft" reset that'll keep your settings + documents but reinstall system stuff that could cause issues

It will remove 3rd party apps. 

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3 hours ago, Moorbs said:

I ran sysprep and I've lost all my files that were in my 'user' folder on my c drive but my SSD (C drive) is still full. Would have been better off just trying out the new mobo as it was. Now I'm gonna have to do a fresh Windows install and I hadn't backed up my files. 

Damn, sad that you didn't try just boot instead of listening bad advices here.

 

Gretat help, guys. And next time try to not giving advices if you have no experience.

 

BTW. I switched from 3470 to 8700k. Without any problem and without losing any data.

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