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question about installing a new CPU? backing up installed programs

#1sonicteam2k1Posted 10/15/2013 8:34:06 AM
if i install a new CPU, I will have to reinstall windows. I wanted to know if I could just backup all my installed games and programs and not have to do a full install for them?
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#2JockoPosted 10/15/2013 9:32:02 AM
If you're just replacing a CPU and nothing else then no you shouldn't have to reinstall Windows.
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#3sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2013 12:46:57 PM
Jocko posted...
If you're just replacing a CPU and nothing else then no you shouldn't have to reinstall Windows.


im a dummy, I did this before two builds ago. Guess I just forgot. thanks
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#4WyzeGyePosted 10/15/2013 12:47:42 PM
If you change the motherboard, then you'd have to reinstall. otherwise, it's just a swap and a reboot
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#5JockoPosted 10/15/2013 3:48:21 PM
sonicteam2k1 posted...
Jocko posted...
If you're just replacing a CPU and nothing else then no you shouldn't have to reinstall Windows.


im a dummy, I did this before two builds ago. Guess I just forgot. thanks

You're not a dummy. You just didn't know. Nobody was born with this knowledge. That's why I hate condescending answers by shallow egocentric douches on this board. Most people are cool though thank god.
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