Solved If I install a new cpu will I need a new copy of windows? Tags: Windows CPUs Last response: July 13, 2013 12:25 PM in CPUs Share vincentily 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 Reply to vincentily nukemaster a c 77 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. Reply to nukemaster ss202sl 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. Reply to ss202sl Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Kaluditz 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. Reply to Kaluditz Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumSolvedMy hardrive broke with windows 8 installed. do I need to buy a new copy? ForumSolvedDo I need new copy of windows 7 ForumSolvedDo I need a new copy of windows 7? Forumwindows 8 and changing motherboard do i need to buy a new copy? ForumReplacing motherboard, do I need to buy a new copy of Windows 8? Forumi was installing a new copy of windows 7 . It got hung up for a long time so I shut down the computer Now when I boot up the c ForumDO I need a new copy of windows 7 for my new PC ForumWill i need a new copy of windows if i upgrade ONLY my mobo? ForumSolvedI need a cheap copy of windows for new build ForumCan I "copy" my 64 bit windows instalation over to my new machine? ForumWill I need to reinstall windows on new board -image copy ForumSolvedDo i need to re-install Windows 8 if i install a new motherboard? ForumSolvedCan I copy/paste a prgoram onto a USB and install onto a brand new computer? ForumGetting new Mobo/CPU How do I uninstall Windows 7 and install again? ForumSolvedNew CPU/mobo needs fresh OS install? ForumInstalling a New copy of Windows to a New SSD ForumSolvedWindows 8 instability (BSOD, etc) after installing new motherboard and CPU. ForumSolvedNeed new windows install but... ForumSolvedDo I use this copy of Windows 7 for a new build? ForumNew motherboard, CPU and Windows 7: How to install? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !