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changing from intel to AMD cpu. potential problems with OS?

hi. I have just found some amazing deals on amd am4 parts (cpu, mobo, cooler) that will get me over 2x performance for a low price than my current intel parts. however, I have heard some people talking about things that suggest that I will have to reinstall windows 10 when I make the change, is that correct? or is it just as simple as plugging everything into the new mobo? id be grateful for any help. thank you.

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You'll face driver conflicts and other issues causing bluescreens, that's why you have to reinstall

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If you have switched out the parts a few times before, Windows might get mad at you. So reinstalling windows might be a good idea.

3 minutes ago, Slottr said:

You'll face driver conflicts and other issues causing bluescreens, that's why you have to reinstall

This is a good suggestion to, BTW

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oh, thank you. I have a 2tb image back up of my system. would I be able to use this to install on to the AMD platform to get around driver issues?

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yes just reinstall windows, back up all files you need, its best to just wipe your drive clean then start over, then import backups

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9 minutes ago, Pesky Ngon said:

so using the image back up will negate the driver issues?

 

If the image that you created is of Windows when you had your intel parts, then yes, that has all the incorrect and conflicting drivers and it will not play nicely. I think what @shmoochie was getting at was wipe your drive clean, reinstall windows 10, then copy back whatever documents, pictures etc from your saved image.

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25 minutes ago, Pesky Ngon said:

so using the image back up will negate the driver issues?

 

It'll be no different then trying to boot Windows as is right now with your intel install. 

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Back up your documents and programs and reinstall windows. Then restore the documents and programs, not the entire image file as the image file would have your old drivers which could cause incompatibility.

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