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Reinstall Ubuntu after swapping sockets?

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Hmmm, I was wondering, Do I need to reinstall Ubuntu if I change sockets?

I know it is recommended for windows, but I wanted to know if linux, Ubuntu in particular, was any different.
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No.
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It isn't recommended or necessary for Windows either.
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Nope it should be Fine Without Installing
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

It isn't recommended or necessary for Windows either.

I thought that it was for any Windows Vista and previous? Win7 under certain circumstances/ last resorts.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

I thought that it was for any Windows Vista and previous? Win7 under certain circumstances/ last resorts.


Sorry.... misread....

You do not need to reinstall Windows or any OS after just a CPU swap.

However, a socket swap would indicate a chipset change.... which may or may not also include a CPU vendor change. A chipset change with the same CPU vendor (i.e. AMD/Intel) should not require a OS reinstall. It MAY require Windows reactivation.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Sorry.... misread....
You do not need to reinstall Windows or any OS after just a CPU swap.
However, a socket swap would indicate a chipset change.... which may or may not also include a CPU vendor change. A chipset change with the same CPU vendor (i.e. AMD/Intel) should not require a OS reinstall. It MAY require Windows reactivation.

This is the truth. Earlier versions of Windows might have required safe mode and some messing around with drivers but that shouldn't be the case anymore. If your in Linux and using a generic initram you won't have to do anything.
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