Reinstall Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

This article contains info on how to create and use installation media to reinstall Windows 10, and some tips on getting started.


Where to find Windows 10 reinstallation media

For detailed instructions about how to download and create installation media such as a DVD, USB flash drive, or ISO file to reinstall Windows 10, visit Download Windows 10.

Tips to keep in mind before you reinstall Windows 10

You likely don't need a product key.

You don't need a product key if Windows 10 was already activated on your device before you reinstall it. If you made a significant hardware change to your PC (such as replacing the motherboard) before reinstalling Windows 10, see You can reinstall Windows 10 after making a significant hardware change below.