Question how to backup all files on windows 10 before replacing motherboard?

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i'm getting a new cpu and my motherboard isn't compatible with it, so i'm getting a new motherboard as well. how do i backup all of my pictures, videos, etc.? when i install the new motherboard will windows be completely reinstalled already and will everything remain the same? do i even need to backup my files?
 

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i'm getting a new cpu and my motherboard isn't compatible with it, so i'm getting a new motherboard as well. how do i backup all of my pictures, videos, etc.? when i install the new motherboard will windows be completely reinstalled already and will everything remain the same? do i even need to backup my files?
A new motherboard absolutely wants a fresh OS install.
This is everything...drivers, applications, username/passwords.
Everything.


Save them to some other storage device.

Not the 'libraries...pic/doc/music.
But rather the files in them.
 

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