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Swapping out CPU - Re-install Windows?

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#1 panthersfan25


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:59 PM

Hello All,


I recently won a drawing at a local computer store for a new i7 processor, my current custom build computer has an i5.  The i7 that I won is the same socket type as the i5 that I am currently using.  I also know that the RAM speeds are compatible with both CPU's.  


My question is if I simply swap out my i5 and put in the i7 will I have to re-install windows or is a re-install not requried since I am not changing motherboards?




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Posted 02 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

Congrats on your good fortune! I did not double-check your specs, but if everything is as you say you will not have to reinstall Windows, and you should not have any problems with Microsoft since you are not replacing the mainboard.

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