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Windows 7: System Restore disks, new Hard Drive, Same Computer. Allowed?

08 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
System Restore disks, new Hard Drive, Same Computer. Allowed?

Okay, I want to upgrade the hard drive in one of my Laptops and was wanting to know, am I allowed, and is it possible, to use the System Restore disks, the ones you are asked to make on the first boot, to install Windows 7 on the new Hard Drive? It has a 250GB Western Digital Hard Drive and I was wanting to upgrade it to a 500GB or 750GB Western Digital Hard Drive. Is it possible to use the System Restore disks or not?

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08 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

You should be able to with no problem. Since its the same Mother Board, its considered to be the same computer, so yes it is allowed. This tutorial will tell you how to do it. Boot from your recovery disk and start at step 2 of the tutorial.

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08 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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08 Aug 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello DDjusD.

You may have to use the method outlined in the tutorial at the link below to re-activate Windows.

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