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I will be trading processors with my friend, I have a Pentium D 820 and he has a Core 2 Duo E4500 and I was wondering if after the trade if the operating system had to be reinstalled. If it helps we both have Vista but his computer is an all stock dell and mine is one I've built. Thanks
    
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No, you won't have to re-install.

You only have to do that with a motherboard swap.
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You will not need to re-install windows when switching CPUs
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You wouldn't need to reinstall, but Vista might want you to reactivate.
    
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Alright thank you, I've never just switched the processor so I was just wondering because If the Vista had to be reinstalled then the deal was off.
    
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No, you won't have to re-install.

You only have to do that with a motherboard swap.
good to know. im gonna swap out this 1.8 ghz 'piece' for a nice shiny 'worth its weight in gold' processor as soon as i get back home... that might be a while.
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