Windows 10: Is it necessary to fresh win install after upgrading motherboard/CPU?

  1.    22 Nov 2017 #1

    Is it necessary to fresh win install after upgrading motherboard/CPU?


    Do I have to do a fresh windows install after upgrading to a new motherboard and CPU?
    And if it's really necessary, Can I get away with the "keep your existing file" option or do I need to clean format my drive before installing windows?
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  2.    22 Nov 2017 #2

    You don't need to re-install anything. Just make sure you meet the prerequisites to move the digital license from the old computer to the new computer:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530
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  3.    22 Nov 2017 #3

    That's so strange, I've done a few google search and asked couple of tech savy friends and almost every result is urging a fresh install after new hardware, Can I really get away with not doing a reinstall of windows?
    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You don't need to re-install anything. Just make sure you meet the prerequisites to move the digital license from the old computer to the new computer:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530
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  4.    22 Nov 2017 #4

    pezhmank said: View Post
    That's so strange, I've done a few google search and asked couple of tech savy friends and almost every result is urging a fresh install after new hardware, Can I really get away with not doing a reinstall of windows?
    Yes. Microsoft even says so. Make sure the new computer is booting in the same mode the old computer did. If the old computer was legacy BIOS - the new computer needs to be set in legacy BIOS or CSM mode. If the old computer was booting in UEFI, the new computer needs to as well.
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  5.    25 Nov 2017 #5


    What is that limit??
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