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If i change my cpu/ram/MOBO will i need to reinstall?

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January 20, 2013 1:07:50 AM

hey i ordered i5 3570k 8gb ram and z77 as rock extreme 3 or 4, question is will i have to reinstall everything like games and other programs?
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January 20, 2013 4:23:29 AM

The new hardware will not run on the old OS install. It is recommended to do a clean OS install which means you will have to reinstall everything. You might get away with repair OS install (data would stay intact) but really not recommended.
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January 20, 2013 4:27:04 AM

im using dban right now wiping my hard drive takes 7 hours to complete wipe, if i just install new gpu and os no games or other will it be okay or would i need to reinstall when i get the parts
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January 20, 2013 4:29:32 AM

Re install with new hardware. The OS is tied to the motherboard and needs the drivers to be for the board it is running on..
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January 20, 2013 4:31:44 AM

oh okay ill just re install and delete the windows.old file when ever thats s okay ?sorry im new
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January 20, 2013 4:33:06 AM

Just do a clean install with format then there will be no win old file.
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