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activating windows 10 on new hdd

HP 15 R014TX
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

how to activate windows 10 oem copy came with hp laptop in new hard drive ? i have product key and id of same windows.

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@angn

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

In order to activate Win10 on your PC using the OEM product key, you must have the SAME version of Win10 as was preinstalled, and this means an HP OEM version, not something you can obtain from Microsoft.

 

To have that version you must have Recovery Media, either that you created yourself from your PC, or that you ordered from HP.



HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.

You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers

Once there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.

Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:

If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1

If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html

NOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!

If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836

If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you can check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/

Once you have the media, read through this: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00006110
We can proceed when you provide the information.

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