1.    08 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10

    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.    08 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,373
    Windows 10 Pro

    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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  3.    09 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    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.    09 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Stratford, On, Canada
    Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.19

    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.    09 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 298
    Win 10 Pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by chideock 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.    09 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Stratford, On, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.19

    Quote Originally Posted by kipper 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.    09 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by kipper 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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