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Changing Motherboard/Keep OS?

Mr.Mago
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Hey, I am replacing my z87 lga 1150 board to a x470 AM4, but im planning to keep my old ssd's and hard drives. Will the PC be useful after the migration or do I need to reinstall windows or re-activate it because of the change in CPU,Mobo and Architecture? 

First time doing this btw ?

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Reinstall windows, you'll see driver conflicts left and right otherwise (in most cases)

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21 minutes ago, Mr.Mago said:

Hey, I am replacing my z87 lga 1150 board to a x470 AM4, but im planning to keep my old ssd's and hard drives. Will the PC be useful after the migration or do I need to reinstall windows or re-activate it because of the change in CPU,Mobo and Architecture? 

First time doing this btw ?

Actually, you don't need to reinstall windows, I've changed my motherboard and didn't require fresh windows install. Just try it windows should work fine. I changed my ram and motherboard with no issues. But just to be safe backup everything important.

 

 

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