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jodash
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Hi Paul...I'm baaaack:)

 

Update on Old Betsy:) I removed the Hard Drive from the old girl;) All by my lonesome:) It's really interesting to know what we are capable of when we want or need something:) Understanding it all, however, is another animal:)

 

So now that that's finished, I have one more question before listing her on the market, and I hope that whoever might be interested will know a heck of lot more than I do about computers; maybe even this question I'm about to ask you;)...

 

My PC originally came with Windows 7 but about a year ago Microsoft installed Windows 10 automatically. That was really nice of them, btw:) Anyhow, with the hard drive now gone, is Windows 10 still the OS?  Or does it need to be re-installed or possibly switched to Windows 11? 

 

Thanks again!! I promise, this is the last question;)...

 

JoAnne

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi, JoAnne:

 

Congratulations on removing the drive.

 

You can reinstall W10 on your PC after a new hard drive is installed.

 

You make a bootable W10 installation USB flash drive with the Media creation tool from the link below.

 

Download Windows 10 (microsoft.com)

 

Boot from the media the tool created.

 

You will be asked to install a version of W10 (Home or Pro).

 

I assume your PC was upgraded from W7 Home Premium to W10 Home.

 

Then on the next step or the one after, you will be asked to enter a product key.

 

Select the 'I don't have a product key' option, and W10 will install and automatically activate once the PC is connected to the internet.

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jodash
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Thanks!! I'm pretty proud of myself, but I must confess, I had a little help from my friend, YOUTUBE videos. LOL! 

 

Check on Windows 10! Sounds relatively simple, for the person buying the PC, NOT ME. LOL!  I got a bite already, hehe! 

 

Take care of yourself! And bless you for being so helpful!

 

JoAnne:)

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Anytime, JoAnne.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

 

Cheers,

 

Paul

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