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Windows 7: W7 Reinstall when hard drive crashed

12 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
W7 Reinstall when hard drive crashed

The hard drive on my Toshiba Satellite crashed. I made the backup discs when the computer was new, but evidently made them through the Toshiba backup rather than Windows backup. Now my recovery discs want to access the hard drive partition to reinstall Windows 7 which it cannot do.

How can I install the Windows 7 OS onto my new hard drive? I have the product code on the back of my computer, but how can I get Windows 7 to install without having to purchase it again? Thanks for any suggestions.


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12 Apr 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Download an ISO from mydigitallife,info. Burn that ISO to a disk. Reinstall from the disk. Activate with your existing product key.

It's all legal and above board. You will NOT have any software that may have been included with the Toshiba and you may be better off for it.

Get it here; get the same version you now have:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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12 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for such a quick response! I will try that and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks again.
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