Dead HDD Problem

evangough99

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So today I found out that my HDD has been blown and is completely dead, they said that they couldn't get any info off of my dead hard drive. How do I get my Windows 8 back now? I don't want to have to pay more money than what I have to and buying Windows 8 again is something I really don't want to buy again. Any help will be very appreciated.
 

CaedenV

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Buy a new HDD, install the new drive in your PC, install your copy of win8, use the product key provided to re-register it, and then install all of your software. Sadly there is no 'easy' way to do this, you are essentially starting from scratch.

If you do not own a copy of win8 (ie, you purchased a Dell or some other pre-manufactured box) then you will need to contact your device manufacturer for a set of restore discs. If you bought restore discs when you originally purchased your computer then they typically cost $20, but ordering them after the fact will typically cost you somewhere from $40-100. Still cheaper than buying your own retail or OEM copy of Windows 8... but not exactly cheap either.
 

Tiago Arlan

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Changing Hard Drive doesn't mean buying Windows 8 again,just reinstall Windows 8 on your new Disk,input your Product Key and reactivate..there's no total hardware change,just the HDD..
 

evangough99

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I bought a pre-made HP computer and I don't even know where the box is. How would I get this copy of Windows 8?

 

evangough99

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Thanks
 

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