Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

If I install a new cpu will I need a new copy of windows?

Tags:
  • Windows
  • CPUs
Last response: in CPUs
Share
July 13, 2013 12:22:18 PM

Or can i just use the one already in my hard drive?

More about : install cpu copy windows

a c 145 à CPUs
July 13, 2013 12:24:35 PM

vincentily said:
Or can i just use the one already in my hard drive?

As long as you do not change the motherboard, Your windows install will be valid.
That is for OEM copies.

Retail ones allow you to swap anything you want(may still want to reinstall with board changes) as long as it is only on ONE system at any time.
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
July 13, 2013 12:25:13 PM

Not if you're only putting in a new CPU. If you replace the motherboard, then you may have an issue.
m
0
l

Best solution

July 13, 2013 12:25:58 PM

Make sure your motherboard supports the CPU.

No, you don't need a new copy of your windows.
Share
July 17, 2014 9:58:06 AM

Thanks guys.. My new CPU is supporated but I had to update my bios.
m
0
l
!