Quote: Originally Posted by KittyKit
I've browsed the forums and haven't come across a thread where someone was silly enough (i.e. Me) to restore their computer to factory settings without saving a copy of windows or already having the disk at hand. Is there any way for me to fix this without having to buy Windows again?
You can download a Windows ISO and burn it to a disc and install from that disk---assuming you have a valid 25-character Product Key.
If you have the Product Key, you don't have to buy anything.
You should have such a disk anyway.
Get the ISO here. Be sure to get the correct version to match your Product Key. Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River « My Digital Life