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new mobo, cpu & ram

elert
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hi guys

 

i just got an i7-8700k and an asrock z370 extreme4. after installing the new hardware (coming from i5-4690k and msi z97 krait edition) i have been having issues with the pc components not turning off when i shut down the computer. all fans keep blowing, gpu and mobo is on.

 

ive now read multiple places that when replacing a motherboard it is best if you do a clean install of windows rather than just plugging in the new mobo as i have done (my windows license was tied to my microsoft account). i am starting to think it may be old drivers that's interfering with my new mobo causing all these problems.

 

how should i go about doing this? do i need to format my entire computer or is it possible to just reinstall windows 10? - if so, wont that make all the current drivers stay?

 

 

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10 minutes ago, elert said:

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is it possible to just reinstall windows 10? - if so, wont that make all the current drivers stay?

 

 

When you go through windows settings to "Reset this PC" - it generally does NOT keep your drivers.  I just did this to my laptop the other day and lost all the ASUS drivers.

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