Windows 10: What is the procedure to reinstall in the future?

  1.    19 Dec 2015 #1

    What is the procedure to reinstall in the future?

    So, I took advantage of Microsoft's offer and am running Windows 10 on my laptop now.

    However, my laptop came with Windows 7. If my hard drive dies, or I decide to get a new hard drive, I have to use my System Restore discs to reinstall my OS. BUT, it will then be Windows 7 again.

    Microsoft's "Free Upgrade" offer has an expiration date.

    How will I get Windows 10 back on my laptop if something happens in the future? Is there a new "Restore Disc Creation" program included or something?

    I have more than 1 computer. Currently, I am waiting a little longer on my desktop because I am putting a bigger hard drive in. Because of some issues, at that time, I am going to do a "Clean Install" of Windows 7, and then get my upgrade to Windows 10.

    The question still remains, how will I get 10 back on if a future event be it crash, disaster, virus, or whatever makes it necessary?

    Thanks in advance.
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       19 Dec 2015 #2

    Once you have upgraded to Windows 10 and activated, you are entitled to reinstall the Win 10 into the same computer as often as you want , whenever you want.
    What you need to do then is to create a bootable Windows 10 media ( DVD or USB ) which you will use for re-installing.
    For now the most current Windows 10 is 10586.
    You can use one of the following links to download the ISO file, then burn the iso file to a bootable media,

    Media Creation Tool (MCT)

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