1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 8
       03 Aug 2016 #1

    How to Reinstall Win 10 after the deadline?

    I have a computer that is just over a year old. It was originally Win 8, and I upgraded to Win 10 and have been running it for most of that time.

    Last week I had a networking driver issue, and in trying to fix that, I did a factory re-set to try to get the computer to load all my drivers etc. It rolled me back to Win 8.

    I took the computer in to the Geek Squad and they fixed the networking issue. They said they thought I could get back my Win 10 since I did have a reserved and registered copy.

    I can't figure out how to do it. Is it possible? I missed the download deadline while my computer was not able to get online. I don't think the program is still resident on my hard drive, though I really don't know if that's true.

    Thanks in advance : )
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,796
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       03 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello Inna Minnit and welcome to Tenforums. If when you upgraded to Windows 10 previously it was activated, Microsoft should have a Digital License on their activation Servers for your computer. You should be able to do an Upgrade install (Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums) or better yet, a clean install (Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums) and Windows should activate. I would recommend you make an image of your current Operating System before beginning, just in case something goes wrong.
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