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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 (Need Help)

13 Jul 2012   #1
Dusty1268

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Installing Windows 7 (Need Help)

Hello. I am new to the forum so be gentle. So, I have this laptop that I got a little over 2 years ago that the hard drive is dying in.. It's an Acer Aspire 7535-5020 and the hard drive that is in it is a Hitachi 320GB SATA.. All my computer specifications are on my profile. The hard drive has been ticking for about 2 months now. Once it wouldn't boot properly, I would just format the disk and it would run fine again until the clicks occurred. I plan on buying a new hard drive for it because now it won't even get through the formatting process without a post screen coming up telling me the bootmgr is missing, or that it failed to find the PQSERVICE, which is the hidden recovery partition on the hard drive that Acer puts on rather than supplying a recovery disk.. So what all this leads to is my question. If I am to purchase a new blank hard drive, will I have to buy a new Windows 7 installation or could I activate my current version onto the new blank hard drive somehow with the key I have already?


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13 Jul 2012   #2
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

If you have the product key on the COA on your laptop, you can download a licensed ISO of Windows 7 here, burn to DVD or USB, and follow this guide Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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13 Jul 2012   #3
Dusty1268

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The product code is different from the activation code right? I have the box from buying the pc still if that helps any.
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13 Jul 2012   #4
Dusty1268

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Checked the sticker on my pc. I have the product key. So is this what I need?
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13 Jul 2012   #5
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

That's all you need. Download the ISO for your licensed version it says on the COA Sticker. Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate.
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13 Jul 2012   #6
Dusty1268

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the help sir. Ill reply back when I get it up and running.
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13 Jul 2012   #7
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dusty1268 View Post
Thanks for the help sir. Ill reply back when I get it up and running.
Please do, and glad to help
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14 Jul 2012   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow the steps in the tutorial if you want to get it perfect.
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14 Jul 2012   #9
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Follow the steps in the tutorial if you want to get it perfect.
Yes. Always follow tuts 100% exactly the way they are, or bad things will happen.
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