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Updating my computer to a new processor

guys i am planning to upgrade my system to fx 4100 and mottherboard by asus am3 +..........would i have to reinstall my windows.......problem is i have an original windiows 7 home premium......will i be able to use it with these updates or i will to buy a new one :(
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  1. Depends on the new CPU and current motherboard, and assuming you are only changing the CPU. Upgrading to another bulldozer, like 6100 with the same architecture, probably no problem. Upgrading to the new piledriver like 8320 you may need to update the motherboard BIOS, but that is unrelated to windows. Chances are after the upgrade, or after finding out it's not needed, you will still have minimal changes if any since they are still very similar.

    Would need to look up your exact motherboard model and bios so see if it supports piledrive already.

    And of course if you are going intel, you'll need a new board, and at that point is best to reinstall from scratch.
  2. abbadon_34 said:
    Depends on the new CPU and current motherboard, and assuming you are only changing the CPU. Upgrading to another bulldozer, like 6100 with the same architecture, probably no problem. Upgrading to the new piledriver like 8320 you may need to update the motherboard BIOS, but that is unrelated to windows. Chances are after the upgrade, or after finding out it's not needed, you will still have minimal changes if any since they are still very similar.

    Would need to look up your exact motherboard model and bios so see if it supports piledrive already.

    And of course if you are going intel, you'll need a new board, and at that point is best to reinstall from scratch.


    my concern is not about the motherboard or processor it is just that..... wil i be able to use my windows 7 with that or not
  3. Did you read my post? I answered your question to best of my abilities with a minimal amount of information from you.
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    Will you be able to transfer your current Windows 7 licence to a new computer? It depends on whether you have an OEM or retail (fpp) licence. OEM - no, this is restricted to the first motherboard it was activated on. Retail - yes, but you may have to phone to activate it.

    Will you be able to transfer your current installation to a new computer? This is actually possible, as long as the hard drive controller is the same and is setup the same. But, again, it depends on having a licence that can be transferred.
  5. abbadon_34 said:
    Did you read my post? I answered your question to best of my abilities with a minimal amount of information from you.


    alright let me give you the information
    processor-amd fx4100
    motherboard-would be a new am3+ socket(have to buy it)

    windows 7 home premium

    question=will i be able to use my old windows 7 home premium cd for the new system
    i do not have problem with a reinstallation of windows
    my major concern is the authentication from microsoft
    will the windows still remain genuine after changing the motherboard and the processor

    note=i am only changing the motherboard and the processor
  6. you change your board, you have to reinstall windows. good chance to become smarter :P
  7. Best answer selected by mohit_king.
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