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HP Pavilion 500-336
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

A Pavilion HP model 500-336  built in  2014  . I need to change a failing internal hard drive  1 TB SATA  and

I am not sure if I just take out the old and install the new one. Will I need to reinstall Windows 10  or any other info would be greatly appreciated. HELP!!

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Hi:

 

Yes, you will need to reinstall W10 on the new hard drive.

 

You can do that for free by making a bootable W10 USB installation flash drive using the Media Creation Tool at the link below.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

If you are asked to enter a product key during the installation process, select the 'I don't have a product key' option, and W10 will install and automatically activate after you are connected to the internet.

 

After W10 has completed installing, you can install the drivers and available software from your PC's support page.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-500-Desktop-PC-series/6879020/model/712...

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Thank you so much Paul! I very much appreciate your rapid and insightful information.

God Bless, my Friend

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You're very welcome.

 

God Bless you too!

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