1. cactuspete23's Avatar
    I have Windows 10 on a lenovo T400 laptop, It was upgraded from Windows 8.1. I need to replace the hard drive because it is making some noise.

    My question is whether I can do a clean install of Windows 10, using the Win 10 USB that I downloaded from Microsoft? Will the computer still have the License on it; even though the Existing Drive is not being used? Or will I get an error, asking for registration/license key? Trying not to clone the existing drive, as I's like a clean install, and am a bit worried the drive may not clone properly as it's acting up.

    Thanks!
    08-17-2016 06:38 AM
  2. charlatan1978's Avatar
    If you activated Win10 on the laptop, then you should be able to replace the hard drive and do a clean install.
    The activation is tied to the laptop.
  3. charlatan1978's Avatar
    If you activated Win10 on the laptop, then you should be able to replace the hard drive and do a clean install.
    The activation is tied to the laptop.
    aximtreo and Chintan Gohel like this.
    08-17-2016 07:24 AM
  4. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Thanks! That would be perfect !
    08-18-2016 06:52 AM
  5. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Did the upgrade yesterday, and everything looks good. Licence/Key is activated on the new install. Thanks!
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-19-2016 06:46 AM

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