Windows 10: Upgrading MotherBoard

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Upgrading MotherBoard


    I am going to upgrade my mb cpu and ram. After this can I do an install with keeping my settings etc or do I need to a clean install? I keep most of my software on my D drive anyway. When I had to do a clean install because of a drive failure I just linked all my D drive software with tiles. I would like to keep all my setting and a few programs on my C drive.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2

    Are you also replacing your HDD/SSD? Why not just keep what you have now installed? And if you are replacing the HDD or SSD, why not just clone what you have now over to it?
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       1 Week Ago #3

    The upgrade may not activate depending what licence you have. Windows 10 might just recognise the change in motherboard and install the right drivers. If not, hopefully it will boot and you will need to manually install the right drivers. Ensure you make a full backup first.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    Maybe I do not understand correctly but I am under the impression that a new mobo requires a new operating system. One can not just use the OS that was on the old mobo.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    chideock said: View Post
    Maybe I do not understand correctly but I am under the impression that a new mobo requires a new operating system. One can not just use the OS that was on the old mobo.
    As Steve says; depends on the license.......if he has a "Full" retail he will not have a problem as long as it is installed on one system at a time....
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    kipper said: View Post
    As Steve says; depends on the license.......if he has a "Full" retail he will not have a problem as long as it is installed on one system at a time....
    Ok understand
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7

    kipper said: View Post
    As Steve says; depends on the license.......if he has a "Full" retail he will not have a problem as long as it is installed on one system at a time....
    Or if the new computer has a preexisting license for the same version of Windows, even if it is OEM. (Which, I do understand a new motherboard will not.)
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