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20 Aug 2010  

Windows 7 Professional
New Hard drive, same prod. key, no system image, no install disk?!

Last April, my hard drive (running Vista) crashed. I received a new one with no OS, and my school installed windows 7 professional on it, giving me the MSDN-AA "Enterprise" product key but no install disk. I have since graduated, and my hard drive has crashed again. I've been able to make a system repair disk, but it won't let me make a system image or back up because the shadow copy is timing out (I'm only getting my files to an external HD by copying and pasting...). Windows won't mail me a disk because they say my school has to do it. Since I have graduated, my school won't mail me the install disk, even though I still have my old product key. My new hd comes on monday, with no OS.

I have the Vista installation CD's, so I suppose I'll install Vista for now, but I'd like to re-install Windows 7 onto the clean disk or at least upgrade vista to windows 7 - any ideas?
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