Windows 10: Replacing hard drive, what about license?

Discus and support Replacing hard drive, what about license? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I want to replace the hard drive. My question: how can I keep my license? I purchased this laptop with a pre-installed license.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by ShaneO'Reilly1, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:52 PM.

  1. Replacing hard drive, what about license?


    I want to replace the hard drive. My question: how can I keep my license? I purchased this laptop with a pre-installed license.

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    ShaneO'Reilly1, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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  2. Jawadc97 Win User

    Windows Licensing - Hard drive replaced

    I had a laptop for 2 years and was originally on a Windows 8.1 OS. When Windows 10 came out, I installed it for free and it was great. Then my hard drive broke down, so I got it replaced. Now I'm getting reminders that I need a product key for Windows 10
    Licensing. What happens if I leave it? And if I want to fix it, would I need to purchase a new license or could I retrieve the license from the old hard drive?
     
  3. Windows 10, Occasional Error, No Hard Drive, after Hard Drive Replacement

    Hi,

    System corruption can cause issues detecting your computer's hard drive. For us to properly investigate on your concern, we'd like to confirm the following information:

    • On which cases do you receive the startup error?
    • Aside from replacing the hard drive, have you made any significant changes to your device prior to this happening?
    • Have you tried plugging in the replaced hard drive to another computer to check if the same thing occurs?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    We will be waiting for your reply so we can move forward to resolving your query.
     
  4. 5Coronas Win User

    Replacing hard drive, what about license?

    Keep windows license when replacing hard drive

    I have had a broken PC with a corrupt HDD hard drive for a while. I've been thinking about replacing its hard drive recently. I don't need the data in it, but if i buy a new hard drive, can I still have a windows license and stuff
    like that?
     
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