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    Default If computer crashed - how would I reformat with W10?

    Hello
    I bought a Windows 8.1 CD two years ago.
    I have now upgraded to Windows 10. (all good)

    My question is, if ever my hard drive died would I have to buy a new drive and then insert my Windows 8 CD and then upgrade to Windows 10.
    Is there a way of making a Windows 10 install CD ?

    Or if I wanted to reformat my hard drive.

    (I have a SSD C drive and my data is on a physical D drive.)
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    Default Re: If computer crashed - how would I reformat with W10?

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    Default Re: If computer crashed - how would I reformat with W10?

    Thanks, I'll get on to it right now
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    Default Re: If computer crashed - how would I reformat with W10?

    If you've upgraded to Win10 and you activated it, you dont have to reinstall Win8 then 10 again.

    You can do a clean install of Win10. And it should activate once you install it and you're online

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    Default Re: If computer crashed - how would I reformat with W10?

    Wouldn't it be better to regularly image the drive? Why would you want to mess around with re-installing everything?

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