Quote: Originally Posted by emnasty600
2. If that is what i need to reinstall windows, or what ever you may tell me i need to do/make to reinstall windows, If i buy a new hard drive for my laptop, what do i use to reinstall the OS on the new hard drive? i wont have to buy another copy of windows do i?
I would make an image of your recovery partition using Macrium Reflect and reimage it to a new HDD (if you wanted). It has worked successfully for me with an Acer recovery partition when I replaced the HDD on the same Acer PC. Use your current imaging to replace the rest.