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Hard Drive crashed

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HP TouchSmart 520 PC
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My hard drive crashed a few weeks ago. I ordered a SATA/IDE Converter cable and managed to save all my family pics, videos, and docs. I didn't want to trash the computer, so I ordered a new hard drive and installed it. I had previously upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago, so I logged in and downloaded it onto a usb (exFat). I have changed the boot priority every way I can think of and I've disabled/enabled Legacy and/or UEFI different ways, but I can't seem to get Windows 10 to load from my usb. I don't have the original cd for Windows 7. If someone could help, I would appreciate it, thanks in advance.

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W10 is best taken from here...

using the Microsoft Creation Tool.

Create Windows 10 installation media

To get started, you will first need to have a license to install Windows 10. You can then download and run the media creation tool. For more information on how to use the tool, see the instructions below.

For W7,
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If in doubt please ask.


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