[SOLVED] Windows OS: switching from intel i5-7500 to Ryzen 5600x

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Hello!!

First time upgrading my RIG here.
I'm switching from intel to ryzen, i got Windows 10.
I've run through how to install the cpu, mobo and RAM and i know i can do it.

But my question is:
after installing the hardwares, will windows boot up even if i didnt' reinstall windows?
If windows do boot up with the new hardwares, do i need to reinstall windows?

There's an option for WIndows to reset OS with "Keep my files" or "remove everything".
Can i use these options?

Thank you for any help and suggestions.
 

USAFRet

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3 possible outcomes:
  1. It works just fine
  2. It fails completely
  3. It "works", but you're chasing issues for weeks months.
Going from older Intel to new Ryzen?
Reduce the brainache, and do a fresh OS install in the new system.




Also, consider the Windows license/activation.
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
 

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