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Problem with win 10 update

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Problem with win 10 update

I let one of my PC update windows automatically, it updated last night, this morning some of my software does not work (SAGE), so I restored to the previous restore point, this seemed to run OK, the PC reboots and now I get 'missing operating system'.

Going into the BIOS reveals the hard disk is present and recognized (it is a 25GB SSD disc).

I'm guessing as part of the upgrade the disc failed.

Replacing the hard disk is easy enough but how do I install the WIN 10 OS  without a product key

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rongtw
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Re: Problem with win 10 update

You should be able to download Windows media creation tool to a USB
You don't need a key it should install via your hardware setup it remembered
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St3
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Re: Problem with win 10 update

I love how it remembers your mobo Wink 

Browni
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Re: Problem with win 10 update

Have a look here.

I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
rongtw
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Re: Problem with win 10 update

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16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
Browni
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Re: Problem with win 10 update

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I can confirm 1st hand that the activation troubleshooter works as I am on my 4th motherboard since originally installing Windows 10 Grin
I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
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Re: Problem with win 10 update

thank guys, new disk purchased, installed and working

 

@St3 love how it remembers your mobo Wink  - was surprised

VileReynard
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Re: Problem with win 10 update

It's well worthwhile having a peep at your disks SMART data every few months.

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Re: Problem with win 10 update

@VileReynard How is the best way to do that?

 

On a different note Crashed SSD disks change hands on ebay for > £20 anyone know why?

paul_blitz
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Re: Problem with win 10 update

With technical know-how (ie knowing how to use Google properly) many of the "failed" SSDs can be easily fixed = worth something.

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Re: Problem with win 10 update

It's all very well being able to use a search engine but that doesn't mean you'll be able to understand the content of the results it produces.