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My son's laptop hard drive failed at school.  He did not have a recovery disc.  I replaced the failed hard drive with one from another laptop (which I converted to a ssd).  I can boot the laptop to the login screen but cannot get it to recognize a PIN.  My recovery disc from the other laptop will not work and as I mentioned, my son did not make a recovery disc for his laptop.  Since the hard drive failed the first quarter after the 1 year warrenty expired, HP will not even talk to me about what I might do.  Since HP no longer provides discs to go with the pre-loaded software I am stuck.  What do I need to do?  Do I have to go buy another license for Windows 10 and wipe the drive to start over?

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They should still have Recovery Media for a Windows 10 machine. They still have media for windows 8 machines and some windows 7.

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Or use the free Media Creation Tool from Micosoft to create a dvd or usb flash drive to install Windows 10. When/if it asks for license key-Skip. The key should be retrieved from BIOS. Just be sure you download the version that came on the laptop.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

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