Question New motherboard old SSD

asdf12

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Hello,

I'm upgrading my CPU which required a new motherboard and RAM. I understand you cannot install an old hard drive on a new motherboard because of the old drivers and what not. But my question then is how do I go about formatting my drive WITH my operating system on it so I can use it blank for the new motherboard? I have two other hard drives (HDD and SSD) but I would like to avoid formatting those since one is for files and the other has my games on it. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Have a nice day everyone.
 

USAFRet

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Clean install, with the drive in the new system.

Also, assuming Windows 10...
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
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/windows-build-1607-and-activation.2786960/
 
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asdf12

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Clean install, with the drive in the new system.

Also, assuming Windows 10...
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
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/windows-build-1607-and-activation.2786960/
Awesome, thank you!
 

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