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Old 10-22-2018, 02:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default reinstalling windows

I bought my Dad a computer from BestBuy in Jan. I'm guessing Windows is pre-installed in all laptops from there.

Dad has decided to give me his laptop. Great!

Windows is registered under his name. I'd like to either re-register it to me or reinstall Windows. I think I'd prefer the latter because the computer seems a bit slow and I'm hoping a reinstall will fix that. But if I can just change the name maybe I won't be as tempted to do so

Anyway Dad doesn't have a CD for windows. Doesn't remember receiving a CD for it with the computer.

What are my options for Windows?


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Old 10-22-2018, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: reinstalling windows

If it's Windows 10 you should be able to do a clean install without issues. As soon as you go on line it will authenticate as a legal install.
If your laptop has Windows 7 or 8.x you'll need to find the coa key on the bottom or inside the battery compartment before you can do a clean install

Windows 10 .... It wants to be found and installed so it can be the one Operating System to rule us all.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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And to add on with what JoeC said above, if it's Windows 10, just go into Settings -> Updates & Security -> Recovery -> Restart now. From there, you can choose what type of reintall you'd like to do.
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