Question Changing CPU only - will I need to reinstall Win 10 Pro?

May 11, 2020
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On my desktop system, if I only change the CPU and keep everything else the same, do I need to reinstall Win 10 Pro on the SSD?
The motherboard is a Gigabyte B450M DS3H and I'll replace the Ryzen 3200G with the Ryzen 2600. After the swap should this boot without issues?

Thanks!
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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I would turn off fast startup before making changes - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-turn-off-fast-startup-windows-10-a.html
if you on hdd, you can turn it back on after. Turning it off before might save you some hassles when you start PC again.

As for windows, I don't think you need to reinstall after just a CPU change. You may need a new chipset driver so check mb site after.

With fast startup off, yes, it should boot okay...
 

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