- Dec 3, 2010
Had Win 7 installed on a PC and wanted to upgrade to 10. The HDD which had win 7 on it has been completely formatted and then it took a dump and died. Now I need to buy a new HDD and install Win 10 on it. Will I get pestered for a Win 10 activation license if I install 10 on this new HDD? Do I need to find my Win 7 key somehow?