Windows 10 formatted

  1. Posts : 31
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    Windows 10 formatted

    Hello my brother-in-law purchased a windows 10 home edition and accidentally formatted it,can he retrieve the programme with his windows code ( Usb )I dont know his windows version no
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  2. oscer1's Avatar
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    Hi your question is kinda vague. Did he purchase a os on a usb drive? He then formatted the drive? If he has the key code for the os he purchased he could get the os from here I would think it should work
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro

    Or was the intent to do an Upgrade install but got a clean install instead?
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  4. Posts : 31
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    Thread Starter

    He purchased an operating system windows 10 home
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  5. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu

    He bought a Win 10 home USB installation disk and he formatted it. Correct?
    Does he has the key code for activation?

    As already mentioned, he can download the installation files (for free) and transfer to the same USB drive. On windows10 download, follow the steps to create a USB flash drive installation media.
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  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Ummmm-----it's impossible to format the USB flash drive included in the Full Packaged Retail Product if it is a true Microsoft product. That USB flash drive is 100% read only.

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  7. idgat's Avatar
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    rogervansteeden said:
    He purchased an operating system windows 10 home
    Still vague, insufficient details to be able to advise.

    What format was the purchase - a USB stick? A DVD? A license key for a digital download option? A digital license only?

    Purchased where from (url link)?

    NavyLCDR said:
    ...if it is a true Microsoft product.

    I very much suspect no.
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