Windows 10: Can Non Genuine copies of Windows damage your Hard Drive?

Discus and support Can Non Genuine copies of Windows damage your Hard Drive? in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; So, Back in 2019 when I got my PC, It had a Non genuine copy of Windows 10 installed which gave me Activation issues in 2020, I resolved this by... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Anthony C_550, Aug 6, 2022 at 3:52 AM.

  1. Can Non Genuine copies of Windows damage your Hard Drive?


    So, Back in 2019 when I got my PC, It had a Non genuine copy of Windows 10 installed which gave me Activation issues in 2020, I resolved this by Downloading a Genuine copy from Microsofts Website, However Now that It's a Genuine Copy. I feel damage has done something because my Hard Drive Storage would always say that I have TBs or PBs of Storage used, when I don't have that much Storage or that many things on my PC.I have a feeling that before I installed a Genuine Copy of Windows that the Non Genuine Copy did something to my Hard Drive. But I'm not sure.Anyone know?

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    Anthony C_550, Aug 6, 2022 at 3:52 AM
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  2. warup89 Win User

    Windows 7 not genuine problem

    It seems like that's an OEM windows copy, it will do that the every time you reinstall the OS. If you have the key, next time you see the "not genuine windows copy" click it and choose to activate by phone, everything else is pretty straight forward as it explains step-by-step. If it doesn't work, then its highly likely that you got a Pirate copy.
     
  3. dhdude Win User
    Replacing old hard drive, need way to copy Windows installation across

    Hey Guys,
    What would be the best way of copying/imaging the entire contents of an old system drive over to a replacement hard disk for the same machine? I need to copy the Windows installations and all other data to the new drive, and then format the old drive to use as a backup.

    Any suggestions? *Smile Can Non Genuine copies of Windows damage your Hard Drive? :)
     
  4. Can Non Genuine copies of Windows damage your Hard Drive?

    Copying data of an encrypted damaged external drive to another output drive through command line.

    Kindly demonstrate step by step, as how? a bitlocker encrypted, (damaged with too many bad sector) 3TB external Hard drive, can be backed up or copied fully through command line to output 4TB external hard drive.

    Kindly demonstrate step by step, with commands highlighted separately.

    I am using Windows 10, Dell latitude with 8GBRAM.
     
    mirza.sharafata, Aug 6, 2022 at 3:55 AM
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