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hard drive crashed. need recovery disk with windows 10

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My hard drive just crashed, diagnostics and laptop tools couldnt recover. I plan to replace it, but dont have recovery Windows 10 disks, as it was downloaded during Windows upgrade last year. I can buy a new hard drive, but not sure what to do afterwords

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hard drive crashed. need recovery disk with windows 10

Hi,

 

You won't need to purchase Recovery Media and then go through the process of upgrading to Windows 10 again.

 

As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade, you can just create Windows 10 installation media on another PC and then perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed as a hardware profile of your notebook will have been recorded by the activation servers from your previous upgrade to 10.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/

 

Regards,

 

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