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Due to my own fault I have no option but to remove the hard drive from my laptop and completely erase it . My samsung np350v5c has the windows id number and is part of the machine but I think I will loose it .
Is there any way to reinstall Windows to a empty HD back in the Laptop.
Any help please
 

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hi is their not a sticker on the case or under battery compartment with the windows key. it also could be stored in the bios
 

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Hi .I erased the HD and re-fitted it .
I assumed that the problem that I caused in the boot would be erased with all the HD details .
How can I remove Boot options.When you said the windows Id was embedded in the machine does a laptop have a battery like a tower PC has .
 

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Is it the Removing the CMOS Battery method ? Will I loose windows ID too?
Where is the battery kept on this laptop ?

Thanks again
 

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The windows key is not on hard drive it is the firmware of the motherboard you should not need to enter it when installing windows can just skip it when asked
 

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The CMOS battery is soldered in.
 

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Thanks corday .I can solder and have a solder removal pump .
Is it in an accessible part of the laptop?
Pretty desperate now .
 
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