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Should I reinstall windows?

By bobstar001 ·
I am upgrading from a Phenom X2 to a Phenom X4 965. Will I have to re-install Windows 7, for any reason, except when I buy new HDD'S?

AMD Phenom X2 2.8, 4gb 1066 DDR2, MSI K9A2 CF, 2@ 74g WD Raptors (legacy) in Raid 0, Corsair 750 Watt PSU, 2@ ATI 4870 in Crossfire. I might want to get new HDD'S now if I have to re-install anyway.

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It's probable.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Should I reinstall window ...

I've never not had to reinstall Windows after a mobo and/or processor upgrade. Not sure of the technicalities behind why, but that's my experience.

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What the ****

by santeewelding In reply to It's probable.

Try it. Worst that can happen is that the balloon pops up telling you that new hardware has been detected. Then, sit back and watch the processor investigate itself.

You may be responsible for the discovery of a new kind of Artificial Intelligence experiencing schizophrenia.

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Ummm.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to What the hell

'Actually', I don't do a reinstall until after booting the rebuild to see if I need to or not. I know I need to when the BIOS correctly sees the drive, but there's no Windows to be found.

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Figured you'd catch me

by santeewelding In reply to Ummm.

After posting in the wrong place.

I am fallible. I meant to address our correspondent with the interesting question.

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Don't forget,

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Figured you'd catch me

I stalk you. :0

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Re-Install

by dmiles In reply to Should I reinstall window ...

When re-installing Windows 7 you will more than likely have to reactivate because of the hardware changes,you will have to cntact Microsoft support to re-activate,to get it done inform them that you had a hardware crash.

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Inform them

by santeewelding In reply to Re-Install

Of, what?


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Comma, for emphasis.

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REPEAT

by santeewelding In reply to Re-Install

Inform them of what?

Inform Microsoft support of a hardware crash? bobstar says, "I am upgrading". He says nothing of a hardware crash.

Supply an untruth? Is that your best advice?

You seek advice in a companion post. What caliber of advice do you seek?

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If you are just changing the CPU here

by OH Smeg In reply to Should I reinstall window ...

Then you will not need to reinstall the OS. However once you change 3 or more items inside the case except things like the Power Supply you will need to reactivate.

Please note that if you change the M'Board this counts as more than 3 items.

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Hey!

by santeewelding In reply to If you are just changing ...

What about the discovery of schizophrenic intelligence?

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