Windows 10: I lost my hard drive and my license?

Discus and support I lost my hard drive and my license? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hi everyone recently i lost my hard drive. Before installing a new windows 10 in another hard drive im wondering what will happen with my old windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Ralsh, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. /u/Ralsh Win User

    I lost my hard drive and my license?


    Hi everyone recently i lost my hard drive.

    Before installing a new windows 10 in another hard drive im wondering what will happen with my old windows 10 key, its lost i supose, i don't have any backup avaliable.

    Then i started to run some recovery stuff to my broken hard drive and i managed to get the old content of the hard drive, almost everything.

    So now im wondering if i can merge my old files in a new hard drive and somehow get my old license?

    Can i copy the key from my broken hard drive to a new one?

    Thanks for reading everyone!!! Happy quarantine.

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    /u/Ralsh, Mar 23, 2020
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  2. Lost data from hard drive, what to do now?

    Well, I'm sorry to hear that it's a WD My Passport that failed on you, @tomhenry ! *Frown I lost my hard drive and my license? :(
    I'd recommend you to try using a different USB cable with it and see if that will help your system to detect it without it disconnecting.
    I'd also suggest you to go to Disk Management and see how the drive is listed there. It won't hurt to check up on the health and SMART status of the HDD by running the QUICK and EXTENDED tests from the WD's Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. Here's a link to the available software: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=11ZOpD

    Give these troubleshooting steps a try and keep us posted with the results!
    SuperSoph_WD
     
    SuperSoph_WD, Mar 23, 2020
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  3. Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Mar 23, 2020
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  4. I lost my hard drive and my license?

    little cat, Mar 23, 2020
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