Hard drive replacement

bolt67

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I am getting ready to replace the hard drive in my laptop. It came with windows 7. I do no have the recovery disks. Can I just buy windows 10?
 

USAFRet

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You have 2 ways of doing this:

1. Upgrade to Win 10 now, and then a clean install of Win 10 on the new drive when you get it

2. Discover your existing Win 7 license key. Clean install of Win 10 on the new drive when you get it, activating with your Win 7 license.

Assuming, of course, your system can run Win 10. It probably can.
 

luketexas

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Check to see if your laptop manufacture even offers drivers for Windows 10 for your laptop. If it came with Windows 7, they probably don't even support Windows 10.
 

USAFRet

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Right. But I read in his initial statement that it was still on Win 7.
If it has been Upgraded to 10 already, just install on the new drive, and it will activate.
 
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