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Windows 7: HD crash, no recovery disc, have product code. Do I have to have disc

04 Nov 2012   #1
docmac7672

win7 32
 
 
HD crash, no recovery disc, have product code. Do I have to have disc

New HD on the way but DVD drive on functioning computer not working. Will I have to download Win7 to disc or flash drive to install on new HD? I do have the product code.


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04 Nov 2012   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Hello docmac7672

Check out the Tutorial below for making USB Install





USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


Iso http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/
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04 Nov 2012   #3
docmac7672

win7 32
 
 

Thanks for your quick reply DocBrown. The dead HD is from an HP notebook (3 weeks post-warranty expiration) My functioning PC has a non-functioning DVD/CD drive. Can I just have a friend download win7 onto a DVD and install on new HD from there?
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04 Nov 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

All you need is the product key--the 25 character sequence from the sticker on the PC.

You can use a borrowed Windows 7 DVD if it is the same version as the product key version.

Or your friend could download an iso matching your product key.
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04 Nov 2012   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Yes, have your friend download the proper version .iso for your Key Code. Burn to a DVD disc with ImgBurn (Freeware) at 4x speed with verify ON.


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04 Nov 2012   #6
docmac7672

win7 32
 
 

Thank you both for your rapid replies! Now to await the new HD.
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04 Nov 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

Everything you need is here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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