[SOLVED] can I reinstall win10 from a dead pc?

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Hello, a friend's pc just died and he asked me to buy a new pc. his dead pc was running windows10 home. My question is: Can I reinstall the windows10 running on the dead pc, knowing that I can not access anything anymore in this pc? Thanks for your help.
 

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Hello, a friend's pc just died and he asked me to buy a new pc. his dead pc was running windows10 home. My question is: Can I reinstall the windows10 running on the dead pc, knowing that I can not access anything anymore in this pc? Thanks for your help.
No, and you couldn't even do it if it were running.

On the new PC, you do a fresh install.

The Win 10 license is a whole different consideration.
Where did that license come from, initially?
 

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Hello, a friend's pc just died and he asked me to buy a new pc. his dead pc was running windows10 home. My question is: Can I reinstall the windows10 running on the dead pc, knowing that I can not access anything anymore in this pc? Thanks for your help.
No, and you couldn't even do it if it were running.

On the new PC, you do a fresh install.

The Win 10 license is a whole different consideration.
Where did that license come from, initially?
 

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