1.    16 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Do i need to buy windows again?


    Hello guys so today i just changed my laptop's hard disk and the person who change my hard disk says that i need to buy windows again in order to receive windows 10 which im wondering if its true or not because i have an original windows before, so now i leave my laptop without os because im so confused, really need a help. thanks!
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  2.    16 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    What OS did your laptop have on it before you changed your hard drive? If it ever had Windows 10 on it, then you are good to go and you do not need to buy another copy of Windows 10, the guy was wrong.
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  3.    16 Aug 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    What OS did your laptop have on it before you changed your hard drive? If it ever had Windows 10 on it, then you are good to go and you do not need to buy another copy of Windows 10, the guy was wrong.

    yes my previous os was windows 10 thank you, do you know how to install win 10 without os in a laptop? i dont have a disc, i buy it with a serial key
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  4.    16 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Your first clue that this guy was all wrong is that, if you have a valid purchased serial, this allows install on one PC at any time !

    If there is no OS now, Go to this Microsoft page - Windows 10 and follow Looking to install Windows 10 on your PC? (have your serial on hand)

    If there is an OS; 7, 8, 8.1 use the top of the page where it says Update now and run download from desktop by mounting via r-click and hitting setup.
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  5.    16 Aug 2016 #5
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    Use the Media Creation Tool on an operating computer to make a Windows 10 USB installation flash drive or DVD. It's the Download tool button here:

    Windows 10

    Then you boot the laptop from the Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD the media creation tool created and install Windows 10 from it. Just make sure you select the matching version/edition of Windows 10 your product key is for. You can verify that by running it through the "check product key" function of showkey plus:
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
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  6.    16 Aug 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    Your first clue that this guy was all wrong is that, if you have a valid purchased serial, this allows install on one PC at any time !

    If there is no OS now, Go to this Microsoft page - Windows 10 and follow Looking to install Windows 10 on your PC? (have your serial on hand)

    If there is an OS; 7, 8, 8.1 use the top of the page where it says Update now and run download from desktop by mounting via r-click and hitting setup.
    wow thanks a lot!, for giving me the link now my laptop is already installed with windows 10, once again thank you
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  7.    16 Aug 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Use the Media Creation Tool on an operating computer to make a Windows 10 USB installation flash drive or DVD. It's the Download tool button here:

    Windows 10

    Then you boot the laptop from the Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD the media creation tool created and install Windows 10 from it. Just make sure you select the matching version/edition of Windows 10 your product key is for. You can verify that by running it through the "check product key" function of showkey plus:
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
    thank you, im using the usb method and i already install it on my laptop. thanks for helping me out!
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  8.    16 Aug 2016 #8
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    Windows 10 Home

    Happy to hear you're good to go so quickly. Please mark topic as Solved so others with similar issue can more easily find. Thanks
    Last edited by mrgeek; 16 Aug 2016 at 10:46.
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