Question Moving from Intel to AMD. Is it required to reinstall OS ?

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Finally after a long wait and numerous confusions later, I decided on what to upgrade to. My current PC is an i5-6400 with GTX 1060 3GB and running Windows 10. I am upgrading to a Ryzen 5 3500 with RTX 2060.

Since the motherboard, processor and GPU is new, will it be required to wipe off and reinstall Windows 10 ?

PS: I'll get the GPU first. The processor and motherboard will be bought a month later. Till then, GPU will run with current i5-6400. Anything to be noted on this ?
 

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Finally after a long wait and numerous confusions later, I decided on what to upgrade to. My current PC is an i5-6400 with GTX 1060 3GB and running Windows 10. I am upgrading to a Ryzen 5 3500 with RTX 2060.

Since the motherboard, processor and GPU is new, will it be required to wipe off and reinstall Windows 10 ?

PS: I'll get the GPU first. The processor and motherboard will be bought a month later. Till then, GPU will run with current i5-6400. Anything to be noted on this ?
There are three possibilities. It runs fine, it fails to boot, it boots but has lingering problems. All three are possible. Most likely with an architecture change is the first. In addition, a clean OS install is always recommended to avoid the third outcome. PLAN for a fresh OS install, and execute it. You won't be sorry.
 

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On top of the great responses above... Fresh installs are the best, even on the same system. Even reinstalling games/apps as some have storage for the OS and one for games/apps.
 
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I just slapped my SSD Windows 10 from my old i7 2600K build into my new 3900X build. Guess I got lucky although my SSD speeds seem to have deteriorated a bit....
 

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