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Question When I upgrade from a hpz400 motherboard and x5675 cpu to newer 10th gen i3 and new motherboard, do I need to restart windows

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You need to do a full reinstall.
Which means starting from scratch.

Save your data elsewhere first.
Save all your username/passwords.

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

Then....
 

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