Motherboard Replacing will wipe data or not?

Kiko_18

Commendable
Mar 12, 2016
2
0
1,510
0
I'm getting a new motherboard tomorrow and I'm replacing my current motherboard, if i replace my motherboard will all my installed games, desktop files, documents and pretty much everything be wiped out ? Also, I'm running windos 8 64 bit on my current build and i only have 1 HDD (Local Disc C;) 500 gb please help guys
 

BadActor

Estimable
Herald
Oct 31, 2015
359
1
5,910
136
If you're replacing your motherboard with a different model, you'll have to do a clean install of Windows because it likely won't boot from the HDD. In that case you'll have to back up all your data and format the drive. If replacing it with an identical motherboard, it should boot OK, although it's not guaranteed.
 

BadActor

Estimable
Herald
Oct 31, 2015
359
1
5,910
136
If you're replacing your motherboard with a different model, you'll have to do a clean install of Windows because it likely won't boot from the HDD. In that case you'll have to back up all your data and format the drive. If replacing it with an identical motherboard, it should boot OK, although it's not guaranteed.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
AD2021 Laptop Tech Support 1
uvBOss Laptop Tech Support 2
D Laptop Tech Support 2
Hawliz Laptop Tech Support 1
Romanio0089 Laptop Tech Support 2
ShovelSaint Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 0
Layton99 Laptop Tech Support 4
bjsmasth Laptop Tech Support 0
J Laptop Tech Support 1
S Laptop Tech Support 1
b0rnt0rul3 Laptop Tech Support 1
W Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 1
S Laptop Tech Support 4
L Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 3
C Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 3
V Laptop Tech Support 1
Similar threads
Question I am Using Dell Inspiron 3543 Laptop which has a Celeron Processor.There is an i5 motherboard which is compatible with my laptop.Can i replace it.
Solved! FIre on motherboard while replacing thermal paste
Question Should I replace a 3-4 year motherboard for a gaming laptop (GL753VD; 7700hq, 1050-4GB)?
Question Hello, is it possible to replace my old dead motherboard with "the same one" but with better GPU?
Solved! ASUS UX31A fan running at max speed after replacing motherboard
Solved! Is it worth replacing the motherboard of a gaming laptop or should I get a new one?
Question HP laptop will not boot unless I press any F key right after pressing the power button.
Solved! Replaced laptop daughter/motherboard ribbon, now won't power on.
Question Replace dell 5547 motherboard
Question Fix or replace 17" HP i7-6500U laptop with fried motherboard?
Question How much would it cost to replace an Asus laptop motherboard
Solved! Is it worth to replace motherboard in my Sony Vaio Laptop?
Solved! ASUS Ultrabook S500CA Motherboard Replacement Confusion
Can replace Acer E5-473G i3 with i5 motherboard? Can has error? pls
Laptop doesn't power on after motherboard replacement/gpu is not recognized or visible
Solved! Emachine E525 motherboard replacement battery and fan issues
Is it worth replace my laptop motherboard?
Asus N76VZ Motherboard Replacement
Laptop won’t charge or turn on, I’ve replaced the battery & charger but nothing happens
I have a laptop with 1.6Ghz processor and i want to replace it's motherboard so can I replace this with a motherboard having 1

ASK THE COMMUNITY