Windows 10: Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key


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    PCLinuxOS right now--Win10 crashed!
       25 Mar 2016 #1

    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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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       25 Mar 2016 #2

    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

    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

    Kyhi said: 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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