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Replacing CPU + Motherboard.. Question

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September 11, 2013 7:06:57 PM

I'm about to replace(upgrade) my motherboard and CPU with a new one.. I just bought an i7 3770k + MSI Z77A-GD65.
Anyways, after installing it and turning it on, will I be able to get to my desktop? If so, would I need to install a fresh OS? How would I do that?
If I won't be able to get to my desktop, what do I need to do?
I don't know.. Can someone tell me the right steps that will make my computer work as normal?

IF IT DOES BOOT(WITH NEW CPU+MOBO), CAN I USE THIS OPTION?:
a b V Motherboard
a b à CPUs
September 11, 2013 7:26:16 PM

raymondang15 said:
I'm about to replace(upgrade) my motherboard and CPU with a new one.. I just bought an i7 3770k + MSI Z77A-GD65.
Anyways, after installing it and turning it on, will I be able to get to my desktop? If so, would I need to install a fresh OS? How would I do that?
If I won't be able to get to my desktop, what do I need to do?
I don't know.. Can someone tell me the right steps that will make my computer work as normal?

IF IT DOES BOOT(WITH NEW CPU+MOBO), CAN I USE THIS OPTION?:


Yes, as long as you still have the disk with you :) 
September 11, 2013 7:27:35 PM

RazerZ said:
raymondang15 said:
I'm about to replace(upgrade) my motherboard and CPU with a new one.. I just bought an i7 3770k + MSI Z77A-GD65.
Anyways, after installing it and turning it on, will I be able to get to my desktop? If so, would I need to install a fresh OS? How would I do that?
If I won't be able to get to my desktop, what do I need to do?
I don't know.. Can someone tell me the right steps that will make my computer work as normal?

IF IT DOES BOOT(WITH NEW CPU+MOBO), CAN I USE THIS OPTION?:


Yes, as long as you still have the disk with you :) 


That's so broad.. Narrow it down. Yes to what? I don't have the disk, it was within my computer.
a b V Motherboard
a b à CPUs
September 11, 2013 7:39:58 PM

raymondang15 said:
I'm about to replace(upgrade) my motherboard and CPU with a new one.. I just bought an i7 3770k + MSI Z77A-GD65.
Anyways, after installing it and turning it on, will I be able to get to my desktop? If so, would I need to install a fresh OS? How would I do that?
If I won't be able to get to my desktop, what do I need to do?
I don't know.. Can someone tell me the right steps that will make my computer work as normal?

IF IT DOES BOOT(WITH NEW CPU+MOBO), CAN I USE THIS OPTION?:


raymondang15 said:
RazerZ said:
raymondang15 said:
I'm about to replace(upgrade) my motherboard and CPU with a new one.. I just bought an i7 3770k + MSI Z77A-GD65.
Anyways, after installing it and turning it on, will I be able to get to my desktop? If so, would I need to install a fresh OS? How would I do that?
If I won't be able to get to my desktop, what do I need to do?
I don't know.. Can someone tell me the right steps that will make my computer work as normal?

IF IT DOES BOOT(WITH NEW CPU+MOBO), CAN I USE THIS OPTION?:


Yes, as long as you still have the disk with you :) 


That's so broad.. Narrow it down. Yes to what? I don't have the disk, it was within my computer.


Nvm didn't notice it was a prebuilt desktop... in that case you can get away with turning off the pc, intalling the new mobo, then rebooting and you'll either have to install new drivers or restart.
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