Windows 10: Windows reinstallation after upgrading the system.

Discus and support Windows reinstallation after upgrading the system. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I purchased Windows 10 key from online retailer around 3 years back. I'm hoping to upgrade my system mother board, CPU & Graphics card. I am scared... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by rupam karmakar, Sep 22, 2022 at 12:02 PM.

  1. Windows reinstallation after upgrading the system.


    I purchased Windows 10 key from online retailer around 3 years back. I'm hoping to upgrade my system mother board, CPU & Graphics card. I am scared that I will be losing out on the genuine windows. Can I reinstall windows even when I upgrade the system?I don't seem to have the key which I used for activation 3 years back when I purchased the windows 10 initially.

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    rupam karmakar, Sep 22, 2022 at 12:02 PM
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  2. jpierce55 Win User

    Reinstall Windows?

    You don't need to reinstall windows. Go to the device manager and remove uninstall the processor and motherboard drivers listed. When you start the system back up you should be able to re-install the new ones. I just changed my mobo/processor Friday, everything is fine.

    BTW I have seen some reviews that state practically no difference in using more than 2gb of ram.
     
  3. How to reinstall Windows 10 if my computers used the free upgrade from 7 and 8?

    Will windows 10 still accept the license keys from 7 and 8 now if I reinstall my computer?

    Does Microsoft keep a list of users who upgraded to Win 10 using their 7 and 8 keys so that when users need to reinstall windows 10 the old keys would work?

    Do I need to call in Microsoft to ask them to activate my Windows 10 when I give them my win 7 keys?

    Both computers are laptops. The windows 7 machine had the serial printed on the back, and I needed to enter that when I upgraded to 10. The windows 8 machine had the serial built in inside its boot system so I didn't need to enter the key when I upgraded to 10, but I did manage to write down the keys using a fetcher program.
     
  4. Windows reinstallation after upgrading the system.

    Upgrading cpu and mother without reinstalling windows 10

    in most cases you can do exactly what you are trying to do by taking the os drive and plugging it into the new system and booting in safe mode. once in safe mode open a command prompt as administrator and type "set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" hit enter. then type "start devmgmt.msc" hit enter again and device manager should open up. after that click the "view" tab and select "show hidden devices". then you just expand each list and unistall all the drivers that are slightly transparent. once you are all done go ahead and reboot the system and install all the new drivers. in most cases this is enough and does not need anything more done.

    edit: just boot the os into safe mode the first time and let it install drivers then reboot and fallow the steps i listed above. back with windows vista and earlier windows versions this would be problematic but sense 7 ive found that swapping boards from different manufacturers and even amd to intel has become mostly doable. ive done it a handfull of times.
     
    Final_Fighter, Sep 22, 2022 at 12:03 PM
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