Install window 10 after changing motherboard

Feb 10, 2019
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I currently thinking about upgrading my motherboard but I've met some issues with the installation of window.

Do I have to wipe out window 10 on my SSD before change motherboard, and install a new one with USB after the changing, and if that, how to wipe the windows?
 

USAFRet

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For the OS activation, read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3164428/windows-build-1607-activation.html


For the actual operation, a full reinstall may or may not be needed. A lot depends on the difference between the old and new parts.

There are 3 basic outcomes with a motherboard swap:
1. It works just fine
2. It fails completely
3. It boots up, but you're chasing issues for weeks.

Prepare for a full wipe and reinstall.

If you do need to reinstall, you wipe the drive during the install. Not before.

Create a Win 10 USB here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Then: How to do a CLEAN installation of Windows 10
 
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Thanks a lot for helping me
 

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