[SOLVED] Changing from Intel CPU/Mobo to AMD CPU/Mobo

Jan 21, 2019
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Hey everyone! Soon, I am making the switch from an Intel i5-6500 with a Gigabyte G170-Gaming-3 Motherboard to a Ryzen 2700 with a ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming Motherboard. I know that going from one chipset to another, especially between two different brands, is a big deal. I've tried to look up a step-by-step guide or video to see how to do it, but I can't find anything. I know how to physically replace the CPU, motherboard, etc., but when it comes to software the software side of things, I'm not sure in what order to do everything other than do a fresh install of Windows (Do I put everything in then reinstall Windows? Do I reinstall Windows beforehand? etc. Also, I really don't care about reinstalling Windows, I'd rather make the process long without any lingering problems down the long than make the process easy with some future ramifications). So, could one of you please give me a small step-by-step guide on how to go about this? Thank you!
 
My suggestion is to also buy a new drive. Build the system with the hard drive, install windows, and then transfer your important data from the old drive to the new drive. Two advantages to this ... It's straight forward and your old hard drive is a backup in case anything goes wrong.

One suggestion ... create a Microsoft Live account and register your current machine. Then when the new machine is up and running you can use your live account to activate windows again.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change

I assume you already know about making your own windows install disk or flash drive ...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
 
My suggestion is to also buy a new drive. Build the system with the hard drive, install windows, and then transfer your important data from the old drive to the new drive. Two advantages to this ... It's straight forward and your old hard drive is a backup in case anything goes wrong.

One suggestion ... create a Microsoft Live account and register your current machine. Then when the new machine is up and running you can use your live account to activate windows again.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change

I assume you already know about making your own windows install disk or flash drive ...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
 

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