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How can I install Windows 10 on a new Hard Drive?


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#1 baazi

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:49 AM

Do I have to buy Windows 10 software or Is there an option where I can get it for free?



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:55 AM

Did the computer have Windows 10 prior to getting the new hard drive?
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:15 AM

Do I have to buy Windows 10 software or Is there an option where I can get it for free?

 

 

It depends on the history of the PC. Give us more information.


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#4 baazi

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:21 AM

My Desktop computer originally had Windows 7 when I bought it.  It was upgraded to Windows 10 later.  Now the hard drive crashed and I'm going to buy a new one.  My question is should I also buy Windows 10 software along with the hard drive or is there an option of getting Windows 10 for free?



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:33 AM

If that computer has had Windows 10 installed on it, it has a license to re-install Windows 10. You can follow the procedure given in this post by britechguy:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/658903/transferring-windows-10-from-corrupted-hard-drive/?p=4347167
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#6 baazi

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:49 PM

If that computer has had Windows 10 installed on it, it has a license to re-install Windows 10. You can follow the procedure given in this post by britechguy:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/658903/transferring-windows-10-from-corrupted-hard-drive/?p=4347167

 

Thanks a lot for your help.  It worked.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:16 AM

Excellent. Thanks for letting us know how it went.
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