1.    22 Mar 2016 #1
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    I've broken it


    I have managed to kill my laptop HP envy 15 to no great stress data wise but I suspect if I return it to factory specs I'll be back in Windows 8.1 land. Does anyone know if I will be able to get ten back FOC or is it going to cost now?
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  2.    22 Mar 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    It will still be free.
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  3.    22 Mar 2016 #3
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    Philadelphia
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Assuming you had it installed before and activated, you will always be able to install Windows 10 on that computer for free.
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  4.    23 Mar 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Just follow these directions: Windows 10 - Clean Install
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  5.    23 Mar 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1uid5 View Post
    I have managed to kill my laptop HP envy 15 to no great stress data wise but I suspect if I return it to factory specs I'll be back in Windows 8.1 land. Does anyone know if I will be able to get ten back FOC or is it going to cost now?
    Would you please explain to what extent did you "kill" your laptop ?
    There may be a chance you don't have to go back to Win 8.1.
    Maybe you can savage the damage by doing a Win 10 Repair Install or Clean Install.

    Moreover, since you have Win 10 installed and activated, you are digital entitled.
    You can reinstall Win 10 any time you want, as often as you want, provided it is done in this computer.
    It won't cost you a dime.

    How to do Repair Install
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    How to do Clean Install
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
    Last edited by davidhk; 23 Mar 2016 at 22:12.
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