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im going from amd to intel 1155 i5 2500k will i have to reinstall? i dont have the cd anymore
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Yes!
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welll i dont have the cd or cd key anymore... if i downloaded an iso can i just reinstall w/o cd key? will it ask me for cd key again? can i do a repair instead?
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Yup. You can always try uninstalling all the motherboard drivers, swapping the platform, booting up and installing the new mobo drivers but it is much better to just do a fresh install if you can.

EDIT: What happened to your CD Key?
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Best thing to do is go Buy an oem disc with key for say 150 bucks.
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i had one when i first built the computer... but i lost it .. it's been a while i dont want to spend $150 wat the heck lol..
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I know that you dont need to reinstall with Windows 7 if you are switching the motherboard. A friend of mine switched his motherboard and windows automatically detected and adjusted for the change in hardware, all it took was a few restarts, and I think he had to reactivate his copy of windows. Dunno if he had to enter the key though.

Whether or not this works with the CPU as well... idk. I would imagine that it uses a different kernel for diff cpu, but it may work.
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i had one when i first built the computer... but i lost it .. it's been a while i dont want to spend $150 wat the heck lol..
That is why the key is a sticker, you are supposed to take the sticker and stick it on the case. If you want to have a legal copy of Windows you need to buy another key and not "lose" it this time.

Or else you can do what I said originally and try an inplace upgrade. Uninstall all the mobo drivers first, then power down the machine and swap the components, boot up and install the new mobo drivers.
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I switched the whole PC without uninstalling any drivers at all, and Windows booted normally, installed the new drivers by itself, and everything ok . I would only recommend uninstalling the GPU drivers before hand, but you should be fine whatever you change. Do not reinstall, it will probably work by itself. Try it
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Ya even though if he did uninstall all the stuff he's gonna have some stuff left over and there might be some conflicts.
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That is why the key is a sticker, you are supposed to take the sticker and stick it on the case. If you want to have a legal copy of Windows you need to buy another key and not "lose" it this time.

Or else you can do what I said originally and try an inplace upgrade. Uninstall all the mobo drivers first, then power down the machine and swap the components, boot up and install the new mobo drivers.
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