Upgraded win10 pro lost with HD swap


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I know I should have written down the win10 pro key after I upgraded from win 10 home. But I did not. I upgraded through the store and there was no key on my receipt. I had the hard drive replaced and now I have no way to get back to pro. I have logged in the same way I bought the key and I can't find anything listed. Please tell me how to get back to win 10 pro. Thanks
 
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Have you tried the Activation feature in Settings? Win10 has a Digital License or Digital Entitlement and the Activation should access Microsoft's Servers to get that entitlement and activate. There's procedures in that feature for resolving the issue. Just a thought, a clean install or maybe reinstall on the changed drive may have worked easier if connected to the Internet at the time.
 
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Just clean install Windows 10 Pro.
IF that computer (regardless of the hard drive) has had Windows 10 Pro installed and activated on it, then you should have no problem with a clean install.
Download the ISO from Microsoft, create installation media (DVD or USB Thumb Drive) boot from the media and perform a custom clean install on your new hard drive.
 

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