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    Posted: 09 Oct 2018 at 1:33pm
Just got my now 3rd Cyberpower PC, everything runs great and no problems.  However, I did not get a system restore disk and there was not a Windows sticker on the PC with a serial number.

If / when that SSD fails how do I go about putting windows back on the new HD without that disk? 
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If you bought the OS license it will be buried in the BIOS. CP has stopped putting license numbers on the case sticker a while back.

You can run a program to recover the license key for your future use. But unless the MOBO fries it will recovered through the BIOS.

On the recovery disk, I don't recall hearing CP stopped including one. I would E-mail support with your recent order number to see if they should have & missed it. We are seeing more and more CD drives are going away. So recovery options need to go towards USB sticks. You didn't happen to get a USB stick did you?

If they have stopped and you don't have a recovery disk, you can do like I have been for years now. Get another HD, install it or use and exterior dock. Use one of the many free or paid software to "clone" your C drive. This is better than a recovery disk. If something happens you can install the cloned drive in minutes and your back at 100%. Instead of hours getting things installed and then re-install your software. Then every few months re-clone to save any changes. It is a little work but will save hours if you need set your system back up.
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