- 24 months ago
I am swapping out my Ryzen 5 1600 to an intel i5 8600k (not looking for advice on one vs the other). Looking for advice on how the install and post install will go. I will do some updating of the BIOS first. I have a laptop should I need any drivers. I have windows 10 on a 250gb ssd (boot drive) and a 1TB hard drive that contains pretty much everything else. When I swap out the motherboard I would assume I would just want to plug in the SSD but will need a fresh install of windows. Is this correct? Will I need the windows ISO on a flash drive? Or will it boot from my SSD? Is there anything else I will need to watch out for? Anything I should be aware of? Or will I just move through the setup as if it was new but have everything installed on my hard drive? Also I have office and photoshop on my current PC will it cause major issues moving to a new motherboard? I built my first compute and did the full install myself just checking on how this process will go.