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Seeking Help HDD Fail Warning on Dell Inspiron Windows 10 Laptop

sng_shivang

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Any suggestions on where may I buy? Is online preferred for Laptop HDDs?

You can buy online but buy only from a reputable seller. HDDs are fragile item and packing is important. Once you receive your new HDD, it's usually a good practice to inspect it's SMART parameters. For that purpose, you can download and use "Crystal Disk Info" in Windows and pre-installed utility in Linux.

My personal recommendation are Western Digital Drives. They tend to be on slightly more expensive side but are more durable.
 

TJ_DJ

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Thanks for your help guys. Here is what I did.

Purchased Seagate SATA HDD 320GB from offline retailer store for Rs 950/-. Laptop is now 7+ years old, so dont want to invest more.
Installed Microsoft Windows 10 from DVD - it autodetected my digital license.
Laptop is up and running like new now.

Any suggestions on how to install Microsoft Office? Will I need to purchase a license?
 
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