This morning I powered up my Windows 7 64-bit desktop and received the message that it I needed to insert the boot device. It normally boots from the hard disk. I inserted the repair disc and tat put me into a loop whereby it would "repair" the system, reboot, and bring me right back to the system repair screen. After several "repairs", the system was no closer to being resolved. When I removed the repair disc it rebooted back to the insert boot device message. When I hit F10 I noticed that the hard drive was not first in boot priority, which I corrected but to no avail.
I would like to try to reinstall Windows on this machine. I don't have any Windows discs but I do have the product key. My laptop is running Windows 8. Is there a way to download Windows 7 onto a CD/DVD on my laptop then use that disc to reinstall it on my desktop? Thanks.