jjdevilliers
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RE: Cloning the Hard Drive on Inspiron 620 Desktop

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Hi, will it work if I clone to a different brand HDD of same size and type?  My PC is out of warranty, so this does not matter to me.  Or does it have to be exact same model?

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RE: Cloning the Hard Drive on Inspiron 620 Desktop

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Hi, will it work if I clone to a different brand HDD of same size and type?  My PC is out of warranty, so this does not matter to me.  Or does it have to be exact same model?

jjdevilliers

Yes.

Bev.

 


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RE: Cloning the Hard Drive on Inspiron 620 Desktop

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different brand is not an issue but drive capacity/size matters


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Hi,  I currently have Windows 10 on this PC.  I made use of the free upgrade when it became available.  The PC came out with Windows 7 Home Premium.  Is there a way to start from fresh and get Windows 10 installed again, e.g. either a clean install of windows 10 or reverting/recovering back to windows 7 and then upgrade back to Windows 10, or will I have to buy windows 10 to be able to do this?

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Once you go online and activate you can download the current windows 10 ISO and burn to DVD then install clean from scratch on a new blank hard drive.

When it asks for a key you can say skip this step.  Once back online windows 10 will still be activated.

Code named "Redstone 2" (Windows Insider builds 14901 and later) will officially become the "Windows 10 Creators Update"

http://microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Follow these steps to create installation media (USB flash drive or DVD) you can use to install a new copy of Windows 10, perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows 10.

Before you download the tool make sure you have:

  • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
  • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
  • A blank USB flash drive with at least 5 GB of space or blank DVD (and DVD burner) if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
  • When burning a DVD from an ISO file, if you are told the disc image file is too large you will need to use Dual Layer (DL) DVD Media.

Check a few things on the PC where you want to install Windows 10:

  • 64-bit or 32-bit processor (CPU). You’ll create either a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10. To check this on your PC, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for System type.
  • System requirements. Make sure the PC meets the system requirements for Windows 10. We also recommend going to the PC manufacturer's website for additional info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
  • Language in Windows. You'll need to choose the same language when you install Windows 10. To see what language you're currently using, go to Time and language in PC settings or Region in Control Panel.
  • Edition of Windows. You should also choose the same edition of Windows. To check what edition you're currently running, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition. Windows 10 Enterprise isn’t available in the media creation tool. For more info, go to the Volume Licensing Service Center.

 


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