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03-23-2017 02:27 AM
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To install windows, you need to have media (CD, flash drive) and product key. You can follow below link for detail instruction.
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03-23-2017 03:29 AM
What edition of Windows do yoou want to install?
If Win 10, you can download the media creation tool from Microsoft (run the media creation tool) and create a Pendrive or DVD with the OS.
You do not need a product key to downoad the Operating System and if it was already installed once on the PC it will be automatically activated once installed as long as it is the same edition. When installing when asked for the product key just click on do not have product key.
Once you have the media (DVD or Pendrive) you will need to go into Bios and make the boot order so that the PC boots from this media. You can follow application and install the OS quite easily.
I would recomend custom install and delete all partitions and install on the fastes hard drive if you have more than one (such as an SSD). Remember if yu delete all partitions you will loose all data which was previously on the Hard drive.
For Win 7 and Win 8 you will need a product key to download from Microsoft and during installation. The rest of the procedure is nearly identical.
Let me know if you need further help,
03-23-2017 04:06 AM
With the new Windows 10 media creation tool (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10), it creates a bootable flash drive that you don’t need to futz with. Just make sure you have the USB drive's at least 3 GB in size. On the media creation tool page, select the proper version—check the system settings to double-check whether you’re running a 32- or 64-bit OS. Then download and run it. Though simple, the tool has a number of lovely features—including the ability to simply upgrade the PC. you can select whether you want Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional, either 32-bit or 64-bit versions, and even the installation language.
Make sure you allow Windows to download relevant drivers as the installation proceeds. You’ll need to agree to a license agreement, and then the installation process will begin in earnest.
You may run into a situation where Windows asks for a license key. If you’re upgrading from a licensed copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can click the tiny “skip” option, Microsoft will dig out the license key from the depths of your machine. If this is a brand-new installation, of course, you’ll need to enter the proper key.
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03-23-2017 09:12 AM
Folks are going out of their way to GUESS how to answer your question -- because you failed to provide us ANY useful information!
If you're going to post here, then read through this HP thread first: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/First-Time-Here-Learn-How-to-Post-and-More/bd-p/Hello?jumpid=reg_r1002_...
The more information you provide us, up front, the more folks can tailor their replies to your situation.
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