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windows 8.1 upgrading processor and motherboard.

#1SmakkyofacePosted 3/6/2014 12:32:54 PM
Has anyone upgraded processor and motherboard without reformatting their hdd?

I have windows 8.1 and I dont really want to reformat. I know it would work and boot but will it create any instability or bugs down the road? Should i just reformat?
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#2FayteBladePosted 3/6/2014 12:56:26 PM
It most likely won't boot and you will need to reformat.
#3VIP86Posted 3/6/2014 1:16:07 PM
I've changed motherboards before without a reformat, no problems. Have win 7 though.
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