Do I need to reinstall windows..???

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  1. rap1021

    rap1021 Master Guru

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    Hello,

    So my i7 7700k and z270 system started giving me problem since the last 3-4 months. The cpu is not giving display, but the system boots to desktop. Changed the motherboard, worked fine for some days, but again same problem occured.
    So the cpu is the culprit I guess, its damaging something on the motherboard. Although I don't overclock.

    Anyways, So for the time being I ordered a Asus b460m and i3 10100 combo, fairly equal to the 7700k in performance.
    I am waiting for intel to launch 11th gen to see if they do bring pcie 4.0 otherwise I'll go with ryzen 4000 series.
    I only game on my PC so intel seems more apt for my usage.

    But the main question is, since I'll be changing the cpu mobo, do I need to reinstall windows..???
    Will it not work properly if I dont reinstall windows.
    I am avoiding to reinstall windows since its a tedious job to do.
     
  2. Coolerking

    Coolerking Master Guru

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    Certainly not as tedious as chasing issues related to not updating the os on a major hardware swap.
    SSD era reinstalls take very little time.
    Nothing better than having a fresh install.
    You don't "need" to do it though.
     
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  3. rap1021

    rap1021 Master Guru

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    Installing windows is not tedious but setting it up sure is.
    downloading all the drivers, the games, applications and software.
    takes a huge amount of time.
    And I just reinstalled windows a month back...
     
  4. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Keep copies of drivers and software you need/use on backup/data drive seperate from OS drive a fresh install of windows can be done this way with in 30 minutes this way and if your games are mostly from steam again keep it on backup/data drive and when reinstall steam just point it at folder and you ready. think most other platrform/client allow this too.

    It can be if pain if EVERY thing is on one drive
     

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