Will my OS still recognise a new motherboard if I replace my current one?

Someone told me that if I replace my motherboard that the OS will not work is this true?
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  1. Saberen said:
    Someone told me that if I replace my motherboard that the OS will not work is this true?


    That is a 100% maybe.
    It might work, it might fail horribly.
    It might work, but you get lingering issues later.

    For a new motherboard, a clean reinstall is always recommended, sometimes required.

    And then the OS licensing issues come into play.
    What OS is it? Where did it come from?
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  2. The drivers for the motherboard get installed when the OS is installed. They provide the interface between the motherboard hardware/BIOS and the OS.

    If you install exactly the same motherboard down to the board version number it will likely work. If it's the same motherboard but a different version and/or BIOS it might work and it might not. If it's a different motherboard, whether from the same or a different manufacturer, it will not work.

    Since the motherboard drivers are needed to load anything else, the correct drivers must be loaded at install time to proceed.
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  3. USAFRet said:
    Saberen said:
    Someone told me that if I replace my motherboard that the OS will not work is this true?


    That is a 100% maybe.
    It might work, it might fail horribly.
    It might work, but you get lingering issues later.

    For a new motherboard, a clean reinstall is always recommended, sometimes required.

    And then the OS licensing issues come into play.
    What OS is it? Where did it come from?


    I only have a windows 8 disk im not sure how to upgrade it to windows 10
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