Question Can I replace my laptops (only) drive and reinstall Windows 10 with my Microsoft account?

jonathonveitch83

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Basically, my drive is crap. If I replace it with a new one and use the install tool from Microsoft website can I install a new version of Windows 10 and have Microsoft recognise it's legit? I've signed into my Microsoft account on this laptop already so my account has multiple devices registered. I also don't care about the bloatware or HP account nonsense that came with this laptop, I just want a bare machine with nothing but Windows 10.

Any help is appreciated.
 

USAFRet

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If this laptop has a valid and activated Win 10 license, yes.
Swap drives, do the reinstall. Skip where it asks for the license key.
It will activate itself later when it goes online.

 

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