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User Info: sonicteam2k1

sonicteam2k1
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: Jocko

Jocko
3 years ago#2
If you're just replacing a CPU and nothing else then no you shouldn't have to reinstall Windows.
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User Info: sonicteam2k1

sonicteam2k1
3 years ago#3
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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User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
3 years ago#4
If you change the motherboard, then you'd have to reinstall. otherwise, it's just a swap and a reboot
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User Info: Jocko

Jocko
3 years ago#5
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.
The oxygen's leaving my brain!!! --Clucky the Chicken
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