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i want to change my pc case and do i have to reinstall windows

i am going to buy a new pc case with rgb coolers and after i put my pc parts  in the new case do i have to  reinstall windows or is my data save

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4 minutes ago, sabapro17 said:

i am going to buy a new pc case with rgb coolers and after i put my pc parts  in the new case do i have to  reinstall windows or is my data save

As long as you use the same boot drive and don't damage it your Windows install will remain intact. If you replace your motherboard in the process, that might be a different story. Your Windows install and your data will still be there, you just might not be able to boot into the operating system. 

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Recommended to re- install windows with a USB drive when you change motherboard, the rest are fine

GPU you can do DDU

 

So you don't have to format for case swap

 

But it's still nice to format occasionally, gets rid of junks

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

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11 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

Recommended to re- install windows with a USB drive when you change motherboard, the rest are fine

GPU you can do DDU

 

So you don't have to format for case swap

 

But it's still nice to format occasionally, gets rid of junks

no i am only going to change my case.other parts are new.i buildt this pc 3 month ago

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1 hour ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

As long as you use the same boot drive and don't damage it your Windows install will remain intact. If you replace your motherboard in the process, that might be a different story. Your Windows install and your data will still be there, you just might not be able to boot into the operating system. 

no i am going to change only pc case other parts are new.i buldt this pc 3 month ago but didnt bought the case so i am going to replace it.so i dont have to reinstall windows?

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7 minutes ago, sabapro17 said:

no i am only going to change my case.other parts are new.i buildt this pc 3 month ago

Then you don't need to reinstall

 

Just giving you a general guide

Things I need help with:

Spoiler

none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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13 hours ago, airborne spoon said:

As long as you use the same drive and everything there shouldn't be any issues. just avoid smacking the crap out of your drive or anything like that while moving it

so after i change case and put everything in new case do i have to control coolers(how fast they work) or is it same as the old one.DOES it save

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5 hours ago, sabapro17 said:

so after i change case and put everything in new case do i have to control coolers(how fast they work) or is it same as the old one.DOES it save

If you plug in everything in the same way you did before, you will be fine. The case is a rather passive component, that usually doesn't really do anything apart from providing buttons, ports and lights. Everything that really matters for your OS install, is the OS drive, motherboard, CPU and GPU to some extend.

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If you are changing fans and the speed it based on rpm or voltage, they could run slower or faster compared to the new ones. 

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12 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

If you are changing fans and the speed it based on rpm or voltage, they could run slower or faster compared to the new ones. 

yes i am changing the case and that case has 4 rgb  coolers 

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So I recommend to make upgrading ANYTHING and being fearful of losing your windows key, link your windows key to your account and from then on no matter the hardware as long as you sign in with your Microsoft account, you'll have windows.

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5 minutes ago, mino636 said:

So I recommend to make upgrading ANYTHING and being fearful of losing your windows key, link your windows key to your account and from then on no matter the hardware as long as you sign in with your Microsoft account, you'll have windows.

after i change the case do i have to reinstall windows?

 

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2 minutes ago, sabapro17 said:

after i change the case do i have to reinstall windows?

 

You only need to reinstall windows if you change your storage. And it is a pain transferring data from one storage to another cause most programs that transfer all the data AND the OS cost money to use. However, if you dont have your windows key linked to your Microsoft account, when you change your motherboard you'll need to buy a new key.

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Just now, mino636 said:

You only need to reinstall windows if you change your storage. And it is a pain transferring data from one storage to another cause most programs that transfer all the data AND the OS cost money to use. However, if you dont have your windows key linked to your Microsoft account, when you change your motherboard you'll need to buy a new key.

no i am not going to change anything. my pc parts are new.just bought 3 months ago. just going to change the case and nothing else

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46 minutes ago, mino636 said:

So I recommend to make upgrading ANYTHING and being fearful of losing your windows key, link your windows key to your account and from then on no matter the hardware as long as you sign in with your Microsoft account, you'll have windows.

 

35 minutes ago, mino636 said:

You only need to reinstall windows if you change your storage. And it is a pain transferring data from one storage to another cause most programs that transfer all the data AND the OS cost money to use. However, if you dont have your windows key linked to your Microsoft account, when you change your motherboard you'll need to buy a new key.

 

Quit with the fear mongering, the guy is changing out the case, and literally nothing else there is no concern for any alarm and its a simple and easy task.

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16 minutes ago, airborne spoon said:

 

 

Quit with the fear mongering, the guy is changing out the case, and literally nothing else there is no concern for any alarm and its a simple and easy task.

so everything is going to save right?

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You aren’t changing anything. So there’s nothing to lose. 

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1 hour ago, sabapro17 said:

no i am not going to change anything. my pc parts are new.just bought 3 months ago. just going to change the case and nothing else

yea you wont need a reinstall again then. you're fine

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56 minutes ago, airborne spoon said:

 

 

Quit with the fear mongering, the guy is changing out the case, and literally nothing else there is no concern for any alarm and its a simple and easy task.

im not fear mongering, i was giving extra advice to make things easier aswell as answering his question? I told him that if he is scared of losing his windows product key then he should link it to his account? You go on twitter too much lol.

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2 hours ago, mino636 said:

You go on twitter too much lol.

I have no idea what my comment has to do with twitter. Also i hate that platform and find it very difficult to use.

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12 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

You aren’t changing anything. So there’s nothing to lose. 

i want to take parts from old case to a new one by my self.so is it hard to do with youtube tutorials

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24 minutes ago, sabapro17 said:

i want to take parts from old case to a new one by my self.so is it hard to do with youtube tutorials

Which means nothing is changing. You just take the parts out and put them back in. Couldn’t get any easier then that. 

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i am going to change my pc case so is everything going to save.drivers,windows my data is everything going to save

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Sure, if the case is the only change you shouldn't have to do anything afterwards.

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