1.    25 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 9
    PCLinuxOS right now--Win10 crashed!

    Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

    Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
    Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
    However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

    Thanx for all assistance--doug
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  2.    25 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,580
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
    When asked for product key - just skip that page..
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  3.    25 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,891
    Windows 10 Pro

    You can also download Windows 8.1 install media:
    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
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  4.    26 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,127

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
    When asked for product key - just skip that page..

    OP - above link downloads iso that you need to transfer contents to usb drive or dvd using rufus or diskpart commands.

    If you use this link, it will create the usb flash drive automatically if you select option.

    Windows 10 ISO
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