So i'm upgrading my PC soon. Replacing the CPU, GPU, PSU, Motherboard, cooling system, and RAM with new, better ones.
I just have some questions about how the hard drive will play into it. I'm not going to mess with the hard drive at all but since i'm upgrading from a DDR3 to a DDR4 motherboard i will have to reinstall Windows 10 ( Correct?).
I have a Windows 10 disk ready to go for that. But will replacing the motherboard and reinstalling Windows affect anything such as apps installed, games installed (on Steam mainly but also just the PC itself), mods in game folders, stuff laying around on my desktop (folders, etc), even my bookmarks for Google chrome i have saved? Not really a big deal, but will even the shortcuts on my desktop, their location on the screen, and the shortcuts on my task bar be affected?
This is the first time upgrading my PC so I really don't know how reinstalling Windows and replacing the motherboard comes into play with my storage and settings on my computer. I just want to know if i will have to go through and re download every game, app, game mod (which is a ton), and have to find the sites for my bookmarks on chrome again. Sorry i'm a noob ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Edited by hamluis, 20 November 2016 - 03:35 PM.
Moved from System Building to W10 Spt - Hamluis.