Originally Posted by davidbati
Well im planing on upgrading my pc . i will be changing Everything except the case, and HDD.
i wanted to know if i leave my current HDD when i put in all the new hardware will windows already be installed and i won't need to install anything else?
pretty much im asking if i change motherboard,CPU,GPU, memory and power supply but i keep my HDD will i just turn on my computer and everything will still be the same?
If you have an OEM copy of Windows, then no. If you have a retail copy, then it depends on which motherboard you had before and which motherboard you are upgrading to.
So if you have a retail copy and not an OEM copy, then which motherboard is the old one, and which one is the new one?