Windows 10: Changing OS on desktop

  1.    22 May 2018 #1

    Changing OS on desktop

    Can I strip a O.S. off and put on a new one without an internet connection?
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       22 May 2018 #2

    What do you want to strip off? What do you want to put on?

    You can certainly wipe away an existing OS by doing a clean install and deleting the existing partitions.

    If you have the install media for Windows 10 on a bootable usb you can use it to clean install Windows 10.

    It won't activate without an internet connection though.
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  3.    22 May 2018 #3

    You can if you have the O/S CD/DVD but you will need to activate it at some point which will obviously require an internet connection.

    What O/S are you wanting to "strip off" & what are you replacing it with??
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  4.    23 May 2018 #4

    win 7 to win 7. When screen says windows is starting the computer shuts down. How do I test hard drive?
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       23 May 2018 #5

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