Question using my old nvme m.2 on a new motherboard

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I just bought a b550 tomahawk, after I killed the bios on my old b450.
My question is will I need to reninstall windows 10 , or can I boot from the m2 drive with windows 10 on it ?
if I need to reinstall windows, will I have to format the drive first , with two win 10s on the drive being a conflict?

2nd question How do I format the m2 if needed? can I do that when booting first time into bios ?
I have not tried to turn on my pc after putting the new b550 into my case, don't want to risk anything.
hope I make sense and that someone can help.
 
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old motherboard was b450 tomahawk max and new one is b550 tomahawk
b450 bios failed using dragon center, therefore the new mboard
 

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old motherboard was b450 tomahawk max and new one is b550 tomahawk
b450 bios failed using dragon center, therefore the new mboard
A clean install may or may not be required.
Prepare for that possibility.

From a working system, create a Win 10 USB to install with, just in case.
If it doesn't boot up properly, or there are any issues...clean install.
 
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ok thx for the quick response.
Will try to boot up as normal , if that does not work, I have win 10 on a usb drive
will there be issues to install win 10 on my drive that already has it ?
 
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Ok to end this thread, I was able to boot my pc like nothing had happend, the only difference is my ram are running at 2300 mhz , and not my 3200 , will fix that in bios.
pleased I didnt have to do a reinstall, and and all files are intact.
thx for the help kind sir
 

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Ok to end this thread, I was able to boot my pc like nothing had happend, the only difference is my ram are running at 2300 mhz , and not my 3200 , will fix that in bios.
pleased I didnt have to do a reinstall, and and all files are intact.
thx for the help kind sir
Sometimes it works, sometimes it fails.
Always be prepared for the fail.

Good luck.
 

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