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Windows 7: Windows Genuine Issue

19 Apr 2012   #1
Milkyway

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows Genuine Issue

Dear all,

Based on Seagate Technical Support in response to the noises produced by Momentus XT, the recommendation is to do a fresh installation of Windows on the drive. However, I do not have the original Windows DVD shipped with my computer when purchased. Note: this drive is the upgraded drive not the original one.

Regarding this, is there any Windows Genuine issue if I download the Windows, install it on my system, and register with the product key came along with my laptop?

Thank you in advance for response,


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19 Apr 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi MilkyWay,

No, there is no issue with doing that as long as its genuine product key. However, if this is an OEM installation of Windows, then some of the pre-installed drivers will be lost during the installation. These can usually be downloaded and installed as normal. I recommend making a note of all your devices before you start, so you know which drivers you will need.

Before you proceed, run this tool so we know what your hardware is, and it will give others a chance to go over my suggestions in case I have missed anything:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Regards,
Golden
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19 Apr 2012   #3
Milkyway

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Dear Golden,

Thank you so much for your response.

Best regards,
MilkyWay
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19 Apr 2012   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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19 Apr 2012   #5
Milkyway

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Dear theog,

Of course, I made the backups (Recovery Disks) since I first used the computer. Right now, I have problems with my new upgraded hard drive, Momentus XT, producing annoying sounds. I used those recovery disks to restore my computer running on this new hard drive to factory settings.

However, based on Seagate Technical Support, it is recommended to make a fresh installation of the Windows.

Thanks,
MilkyWay
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19 Apr 2012   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would Check the hard drive with the Seagate manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Downloads: Hard Drive Installation & Computer/PC Diagnostic Software | Seagate
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19 Apr 2012   #7
Milkyway

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

You mean SeaTool software?
Thanks! I've already checked the drive using SeaTool, but it reports no errors; that is why I come to this solution, fresh installation of the Windows as what Seagate Technical Support suggested.
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19 Apr 2012   #8
edwar

7 x64
 
 

More then likely that drive is going to make different sounds then the original drive. Re-installing the OS won't fix that, it is the drive that is making the noise, not the OS.

From what you wrote you already did a clean install when you started using the XT drive, Isn't that so?

Either live with the extra noise or return the drive for refund or replacement.

SSDs don't make any noise. No moving parts.
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19 Apr 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just download the .iso file under Media Refresh that pertains to your version, platform, language, etc.

Windows 7 Digital River direct links: Multiple Languages; X86 & X64 - Page 60

Install, update, and then activate with your legit key.
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19 Apr 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

Everything you need is here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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