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Windows 10 Licence recovery on new SSD

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1TB HDD has completely failed just out of warranty and I intend to replace with a 1TB SSD. Do I need to buy a new Windows 10 licence or can I re-use the one that was pre -installed on the original HDD?

 

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@Bazzer5 

The license is tied to the motherboard, not the drive, so you can replace the drive and reuse the original license.

 

If your PC is a 2016 model or newer, you should see if you can make a bootable USB recovery drive using the HP cloud recovery tool on a working PC.

The recovery drive can then be used to install Win10 and the HP drivers and utilities that originally came with your PC.

Here is the link: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06162205

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Thanks @WAWood. Laptop is mid 2018 so what you suggest should work fine! Will update once the SSD arrives.

 

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@WAWood SSD installed and recovery USB created however after selecting the USB drive to recover, I get the follwoing message:

This computer is not supported by the System Recovery Media

You will not be able to continue to recover this system with these Media

Error:

0100-84F7-8640,8641

 

Any suggestions? I checked initially to see if this model laptop was compatible with this process and HP's own web service advised me it was.

 

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You could try doing a manual install on Windows 10. You will need to install the drivers yourself after Windows is installed.

 

You can download Windows 10 from Microsoft here and create a USB or CD to install off of.

When asked for a product key, just leave it blank. Windows should be able to verify your license that is digitally tied to your motherboard after it is installed and connects to the internet.

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@Bazzer5 

Sorry I did not see this to reply sooner ...

 

What you did SHOULD have worked, so I have no idea why it failed with an error code.

 

What I then would have suggested has already been mentioned by @jwreno 

 

Just go out to your HP product page and download and install any Win10 drivers after the install because MS only installs generic drivers.

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Thanks both. Some extensive googling of the error code suggested that I'm not the only one who has experienced this issue, even with recovery media supplied directly by HP.

I had no such problem when attempting a fresh install of W10 using a similar tool and it transpired that the licence was tied to my Microsoft account and so as part of the install, supplying that info made the entire problem go away.

 

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I have a huge amount of data of the yoga pants  that I has to show the client but all data lost and I did not find any key to recover this,Kindly resolve this issue if someone knows that.

I want to update my all things.
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Windows 10  key is digital and no need of a physical key. It is stored on a chip on the motherboard. So no worries there.

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