Question Before upgrading my Motherboard and CPU, what do I have to do when it comes to updating my "OS"? or backing up my computer to install the new parts?

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I am getting ready to turn off my pc maybe for the last time because I am getting ready to upgrade the CPU and the Motherboard. I have watched plenty of videos and read forms on how to go about it. It shouldn't be any harder than just plugging everything back in where it was. I am not too sure on what I should do when it comes to "updating the OS"? and is there anything els I have to download before seating the new Motherboard and CPU? I already have the CPU connected to the new Motherboard with the fan fastened on top. All I have to do is snap in the ram sticks that I'm currently using then just connect everything, right? Will I be needing a flash drive and what and how do I get what I need on there? This is the worst part for me so if anyone could help me out I'd appreciate it!
 

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  1. Save ALL your personal files to somewhere else.
  2. Wrap your mind around a whole new OS install. Starting from scratch.
  3. Verify #1 again, because you DID forget something,

#2 is critical. With all new parts, a clean install is strongly recommended, usually required.
 

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