Windows 10: How to reinstall Windows 10 with a new hard drive?

Discus and support How to reinstall Windows 10 with a new hard drive? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello, I recently purchased a certified refurbished computer that has nice stats, and a tiny hard drive. The first thing I want to do is swap out the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by LumpyP, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. LumpyP Win User

    How to reinstall Windows 10 with a new hard drive?


    Hello,


    I recently purchased a certified refurbished computer that has nice stats, and a tiny hard drive. The first thing I want to do is swap out the hard drive for a bigger one. My computer came with a certificate with the computer's Win 10 registration number, but I did not get a DVD or USB drive to reinstall Windows with. Once I swap out drives, I no longer have an OS.


    My question: how do I install Windows 10 once I swap out the hard drive?


    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    LumpyP, Jan 12, 2019
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  2. Reinstall Windows 10 to new hard drive

    Hi Rodolpho,

    We want to know about the issue you're having with your recovery drive. Please answer the questions below:

    • Are you trying to reinstall Windows 8 or Windows 10?
    • If you already upgraded to Windows 10, were you able to create a new copy of the recovery drive?

    We suggest creating a new copy of the recovery drive and then follow the steps provided by Andre Da Costa above this thread.

    Update us with the outcome so we can assist you further.
     
    Robert Caw, Jan 12, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jan 12, 2019
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  4. How to reinstall Windows 10 with a new hard drive?

    little cat, Jan 12, 2019
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