1.    2 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Nov 2017
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    Win 7 and Win 10

    Win 8 Dell with free upgrade to 10. BSOD and drive errors


    I have a Dell that was originally a Win 8 and did the free upgrade to 10. Computer has been lagging and hanging for past couple of weeks. Now I get the BSOD intermittently. In the Win notices I am getting notice for drive errors and also requests to run drive scan and fix errors. I have done this more than a few times and and keep getting the Win 10 notices and computer freezing. I am assuming I need to change the drive but unsure about reinstalling Win 10 since this was originally a Win 8 computer. Also how would I boot the computer when the new drive is installed to install the new OS? I am new at this sort of thing. Any guidance or tips would be appreciated.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3
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    Windows 10 Pro

    You would need to reinstall Windows 10 on the new drive using a bootable USB or different storage device.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    You would need to reinstall Windows 10 on the new drive using a bootable USB or different storage device.
    How would I go about getting the free copy of Win 10 since I did the free upgrade on a Win 8 computer?
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.64

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryT454 View Post
    How would I go about getting the free copy of Win 10 since I did the free upgrade on a Win 8 computer?
    Download Windows 10 ISO File
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Since you already have a license, you only need to download an ISO
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Since you already have a license, you only need to download an ISO
    Sorry I am new at this but since I am installing a new drive, when I download win 10 from a USB will this license be recognized automatically? Is it stored in the bios or something like that?
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #9
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    trying to install win10

    will this license be recognized automatically
    Yes.

    Missing Digital License - Microsoft Community
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  10.    2 Weeks Ago #10
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    Win 7 and Win 10
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    Thank you to all that answered.
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