Question What to do with old OS on old drive when installing to new MB?

holmesc

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Going to be upgrading my cpu (from an intel to amd) and motherboard pretty soon and wanted to ask about the windows 10 OS on my current SSD drive.
To my understanding folks say when you switch to a new motherboard you have to reinstall the OS that is on your SSD/HHD drive, thus erasing the stored files in the process.

I was wondering, since the new MB also has a m.2 drive slot I was thinking of getting a m.2 drive and putting a new OS on there instead, not only will it be faster then my current SSD I was hoping to skip the process of reinstalling and porting all my back up data/files back into it when i'm finished.
However i've never attempted this and am wondering how the process would go. Even when I install a fresh OS on the new M.2 drive, I will still have the old OS on the old SSD drive, do I just uninstall it via usb windows installation via bios? If so does this process erase my files inside anyway?

I will create important back ups incase but I just want to ask what the correct procedure would go.
 

USAFRet

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There is no "uninstall" of the OS on the old drive.

Copy what you want from it, and DELETE all existing partitions.


For the install on a new drive, this:
 

holmesc

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There is no "uninstall" of the OS on the old drive.

Copy what you want from it, and DELETE all existing partitions.


For the install on a new drive, this:
So by delete you mean reformat the drive?
 

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