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2 years ago#1
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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2 years ago#2
It most likely won't boot and you will need to reformat.
2 years ago#3
I've changed motherboards before without a reformat, no problems. Have win 7 though.
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