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Malcy

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Best way to replace a HD on laptop?
« on: March 09, 2021, 07:59:38 PM »
I have a HD that I want to put in my laptop to replace the one that's in it. It has Windows 10 already installed on it as it was my brothers so his Windows profile is still on it.

Can I just put it in and change add my own account and delete his or is it going to be way more of a pain in the arse than that? My first thought was to just format the drive and put a fresh install of W10 on it but I looked at the Microsoft website and it only had an option of buying the bloody thing at £110! I thought it was free.

I had a look around on Google but there's never a straight answer and always numerous methods and recommendations so thought I'd just ask here as it usually gives better results.

Just looking for the simplest and easiest way of doing this and any tips that anyone might have from own experiences.

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Re: Best way to replace a HD on laptop?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2021, 09:25:49 PM »

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Re: Best way to replace a HD on laptop?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2021, 09:48:27 PM »
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/reinstalling-win-10-on-new-hard-disk-drive/6130e6a2-59cd-4448-8f86-774cb312e1b9?auth=1

Follow this guide and then put in your new HDD (hopefully an SSD!) and no repurchase needed.

Thanks for that. It was going to be an SSD until I had to fork out for a massive vet bill so  unfortunately not.

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Re: Best way to replace a HD on laptop?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2021, 07:39:20 PM »
Thanks for that. It was going to be an SSD until I had to fork out for a massive vet bill so  unfortunately not.

Think I've got a spare one knocking about if you want it? Samsung Evo 500GB (I think).

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