Reinstallation of Windows 10

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Reinstallation of Windows 10

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I bought a display desktop PC from Best Buy that has Windows 10 installed

I am curious, in the event that I need to reinstall Windows 10, how would I go about doing that if they did not provide me with an installation CD and the key code
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Re: Reinstallation of Windows 10

Post by Roach412 »

I don't think you can - you need that activation code. Typically it's found somewhere on the case on a sticker, but...if it was a display, they most likely removed it (for obvious reasons).

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Re: Reinstallation of Windows 10

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even if they removed it, it should come with the system in another form. in this case, go back to Best Buy and ask for the keycode
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Re: Reinstallation of Windows 10

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If it is an OEM Windows 10 install, you don'y need a key code. Download the latest Windows 10 using their tool and install it to a minimum 8Gb pen drive. To reinstall, boot from that and install. Once installed windows will activate based on the hardware signature. I have lost count the amount of times I have had to do this when updating windows on the cheaper laptops and small PC's that have a 32Gb SSD (far too small for windows 10, 256Gb minimum to allow for major updates).
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