Originally Posted by Conditioned
So I just upgraded to a 9600k (yihaa!) after quite a few years on my trusty 4790k. I wanted to see everything work first and just booted into Windows. Of course the old maxim is that you should reinstall Windows every time you swap motherboards. I fail to see why though. I also, after about 36 hours, can't see any reason. There is no lag, no performance issues, no stutter or anything else I detect that's wrong.
Why should one reinstall?
Ps. Sorry if this is the wrong thread, I felt it more appropriate here than in the Windows forums.
i don't know anymore. years ago i was adamant about clean installs every 6 months.
but about a year ago i had to trouble shoot my rig and swapping in a junk h61 made UEFI booting a no-go so a clean install of windows 7 in legacy mode i go.
after a few months of swapping out what spare components i had, psu, cpu, ram and gpu i swapped the mobo back and then after a week upgraded to W10. that was a good 8-9 months ago and haven't really felt the need to clean install in UEFI mode. my rig runs 24/7 so boot shutdown is not a concern for me.
i feel so dirty.
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