Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 1 decade ago

If i get a new cpu, will i need to install a new operating system?

I don't know if when i get a new cpu i will need to install a new os.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Right don't listen to that first guy because clearly he has no idea whats going on in the world. Yes the information is stored on the hard drive but when you switch out the cpu the configuration has chanced and therefore the hard drive will not be able to boot properly. So yes a clean format and install is necessary.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No you will not. The operating system is stored in the hard drive not the cpu.

    Just make sure that the motherboard can support that cpu you are installing.

  • 1 decade ago

    Do you mean if you upgrade the CPU in your existing computer without changing anything else? Then no you do not need a new OS. You may however need to re-authorize Windows with Microsoft, so you may need the Windows Activation key.

    Back up your data first to be safe.

  • 1 decade ago

    if you are switching to a CPU which is not similar to the previous then you have to re-install the O/S.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes , if you get a new cpu , you should reinstall your operating system

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