My hard drive has crashed and I've bought a new one. I'd like to transfer my Windows 10 OS to the new hard drive. The old HD is not even spinning up (but for some reason, I can see the recovery partition, e.g. X:)
How can I do this? Can I get the product key from HP and just download the latest version of Windows and boot from a thumb drive and install or do I need to do something more?
You do not need product key, when prompted just click on do not have product key. As long as you install the same edition (home or pro) as was already installed on PC it will be automatically activated when connected to internet.