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Swapping CPU's

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December 29, 2012 10:19:41 PM

My Dad has a computer with no graphics card with an i3 2120, he doesn't play games just browses the web and word processors and all that so what would happen if i swapped my CPU and motherboard with his. Will it mess up the windows?

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December 29, 2012 10:27:37 PM

Hi. There's a good chance that Windows won't load after the swap. If it's from Intel to AMD, it probably won't and you'll need to reinstall everything after you backup your data.
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December 30, 2012 5:01:29 AM

I doubt Windows would boot. You could however try running startup repair after the swap. What are your current system specs?
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December 30, 2012 11:25:00 AM

So mine is an AMD Athlon 64x2 4450e with windows vista. My Dad's is i3 2120 with 7
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December 30, 2012 4:38:29 PM

From AMD to Intel? No way. You could get Windows 7 and reinstall it on both systems though.
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December 30, 2012 5:45:51 PM

I went from AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ to i3-2100 and the repair didn't help; I had to reinstall everything.
December 30, 2012 8:46:51 PM

what if i swapped hard drives as well?
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December 30, 2012 10:35:06 PM

Swapping the motherboard, RAM, CPU and hard drive between the two should work.
December 31, 2012 10:54:25 AM

If you swapped the motherboard , RAM , CPU and hard drive , everything should be fine.
December 31, 2012 1:10:51 PM

Gooood, Thanks for the help