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Upgrading mobo

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by antonyfrn, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. antonyfrn

    antonyfrn Maha Guru

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    What do you think the chances are of having to reinstall windows upgrading from a M8 Hero Z170 to a M9 Hero z270 mobo?
     
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    Jagman Ancient Guru

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    Assuming it's Windows 10 you wont have to reinstall. I'd uninstall chipset, audio, LAN drivers etc. then change the board but you should be OK. I've swapped a system from Intel to AMD before and Windows 10 copes really well.
     
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    antonyfrn Maha Guru

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    Was wondering if i can get away with doing it that way as i dont feel like reinstalling windows unless i need to.
     
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    It depends on which Windows key did you purchased. Was it retail, or an upgrade? Recently, I upgraded mobo, processor, and ram. But, when I tried to re-activated windows 10 pro, it was blocked. With the help with Microsoft service, reason for being blocked, was that my original key was windows 8 upgrade, which apparently was oem version, that was locked to my original hardware. So, I had to buy a new key. But do not buy from them, use one of Guru3D affiliates, : https://www.guru3d.com/articles-categories/affiliates.html
     

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