Windows 10: How to install Win10 Pro to a new empty hard disk.

Discus and support How to install Win10 Pro to a new empty hard disk. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I need to replace my failed system disk with a new one and wonder how I can go about installing a new win 10 bought and downloaded from Microsoft. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JJG10, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. JJG10 Win User

    How to install Win10 Pro to a new empty hard disk.


    I need to replace my failed system disk with a new one and wonder how I can go about installing a new win 10 bought and downloaded from Microsoft. I imagine the process would be the same as for a new custom built computer. I miss being able to buy a Windows on a DVD.

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    JJG10, Jan 11, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 creating empty folders.

    I have the same issue. Win10 Pro. Installation went smoothly as an upgrade from 7 Pro, performance is fine and no errors. I'm not convinced that it's anything to do with an AV either (AVG) , or the hard disk as these check out fine. I only get a couple
    of additional folders or so each day and, yes, they are empty! It's just a real pain keeping the drive clean manually every day or two. :-(
     
    GlynFogell, Jan 11, 2016
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  3. ssd upgrade on laptop

    i have a new hp laptop that came preinstalled with win10 digital no disk . i want to upgrade the hard drive. how do reuse the windows for a install on the new hard drive ?
     
    Davidnoggle, Jan 11, 2016
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  4. essenbe Win User

    How to install Win10 Pro to a new empty hard disk.

    essenbe, Jan 11, 2016
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  5. Ztruker Win User
    What OS was on the failed disk? If it was Windows 10 then there was no need to buy a new copy of Windows 10.

    Actually, if it was Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 there was no need to buy a new copy. All of these are available for the free upgrade to Windows 10.
     
    Ztruker, Jan 12, 2016
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  6. JJG10 Win User
    It was a W10 disk. The new disk is completely blank.
     
    JJG10, Jan 12, 2016
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  7. essenbe Win User
    I may have misunderstood you. I thought you had a bad disk and then bought a new one from Microsoft and downloaded it. What format was the download? If it was an ISO image file, you would use any ISO burning software and burn it to a DVD disk or use a program like Rufus to install it on a USB Flash drive. If you could explain it so I understood your problem better, maybe I could help.
     
    essenbe, Jan 12, 2016
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  8. JJG10 Win User

    How to install Win10 Pro to a new empty hard disk.

    All I have right now is an USB drive I created using Rufus. I has an early version of Win 10. and it insists it be run from within Windows. Of course I can't do that on account of how I don't have a running system on that computer.

    How can I get an Windows 10 iso file from which I can make an installation disk?

    Thank you.
     
    JJG10, Jan 12, 2016
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  9. Word Man Win User
    What exactly did you get from MS? Is it an ISO file as essenbe asked? If so, just mount the iso and copy all the files to your Rufus formatted bootable USB drive.
     
    Word Man, Jan 12, 2016
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  10. essenbe Win User
    essenbe, Jan 12, 2016
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  11. Ztruker Win User
    You need to get the last Windows 10 ISO then re-create the USB flash drive using Rufus. Any version prior to 10586 will not allow a clean install using a key from a qualifying OS. If the computer had 10 on it previously then the install will automatically activate and you will not need to enter a key.

    You have to have a recent ISO to start with though.
     
    Ztruker, Jan 13, 2016
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  12. NavyLCDR New Member
    There are no 32 bit only or 64 bit only licenses (at least not for Windows 7/8/8.1/10). The version (Pro, Home, Enterprise, etc) and edition (normal, "N", Single Language) must be the same.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jan 13, 2016
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  13. JJG10 Win User

    How to install Win10 Pro to a new empty hard disk.

    Thank you, Thank you! That is just what I was looking for.
     
    JJG10, Jan 13, 2016
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  14. essenbe Win User
    @JJG10, I'm glad it helped. Good luck with it.
     
    essenbe, Apr 4, 2018
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