Windows 10: reinstalling Win 10 on a new Hard drive in my existing computer.

Discus and support reinstalling Win 10 on a new Hard drive in my existing computer. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; My Hard drive recently crashed on my desktop computer. I replaced the drive with a new SSD. How do I reinstall the Win 10 on this new drive? Do I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by GeraldNielsen, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. reinstalling Win 10 on a new Hard drive in my existing computer.


    My Hard drive recently crashed on my desktop computer. I replaced the drive with a new SSD. How do I reinstall the Win 10 on this new drive? Do I need a product Key? If so how do I get it? My existing license is active and I can use it on multiple computers, up to 10. I can't recover the key from the crashed drive. I do have keys from previous upgrades from Win 8 to win 8 Pro pack with media center in 2013, but not when I upgraded to Win 10 in 2014. When the Hard Drive crashed 1-7-2020, it had all the current updates available at that time.

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    GeraldNielsen, Jan 24, 2020
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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 24, 2020
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  3. JCPHX Win User
    Using existing hard drive in new machine

    Can I install my existing hard drive with win 10 pro in new machine so that I don't have to reinstall everything? Current machine is 8 years old but has i7 in it.
     
    JCPHX, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. DMonk123 Win User

    reinstalling Win 10 on a new Hard drive in my existing computer.

    Can't access files after Win 10 reinstall on new hard drive.

    I recently did a clean reinstall of Win 10 (from existing Win 10) on a new hard drive (new boot drive) using a USB memory stick boot method. I now cannot access any of my encrypted files and documents that remained on my secondary data drive, which I did
    not alter during the Win 10 reinstall to the new hard drive.

    I still have my old hard drive, but cannot boot windows from the old hard drive with the old Win 10 on it (which I tried out of desperation.

    Any help appreciated -- I realize hope is slim, but you'd think a reinstall of windows would enable me the same permissions.

    One thing differently I did do with this reinstall -- I created a Microsoft Account and now log in with that new identity, which I hadn't done previously.

    Obviously I know just enough to really dork myself.
     
    DMonk123, Jan 24, 2020
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