My ssd died with my os on it.

My ssd died with my os on it and I don’t have the windows 10 disk or key. So if I buy a new ssd and plug that in will I also have to buy windows 10 again?

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Post was last edited on July 6, 2019 5:27 PM PDT

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just to clarify

win10 does not need a key. as long as you are installing it on the same computer it was activated on to begin with and using the same os version, it will install and automatically activate. If while installing it asks for a key, just skip it and move to the next step.

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Forgot to put that in. Silly

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So basically I unplug the old ssd and plug in the new ssd and i’ll Be able to install windows again? But i must have a DVD or USB also?

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So far, PCs need install media for the OS of choice.

The only computers I'm seeing that install the OS with just an Internet connection are by Apple.

The download of Windows is free. I use Microsoft's Media Creation Kit to make the DVD or USB stick. Side note: I've done this dozens of times and never once had an .ISO file to deal with later.

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