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Windows 7: Lost Windows 7 (Vaio)

26 Nov 2011   #1
el7

Windows 7 64bit home
 
 
Lost Windows 7 (Vaio)

Hello,

I have a almost new Sony vaio laptop. The HDD gave up and died. I didn't receive any windows cd-s with it, it was all preinstalled from Sony store. All I have left is the authenticity sticker in the back of my laptop. So I bought a new HDD and i need to install windows now. Where do I get another windows 7 to install and make it genuine with my product key?

Thanks.


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26 Nov 2011   #2
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

is it under Warranty ? if so i'd take it back and have them fix it for you.
other then that you'll have to buy a new copy of windows.
scrooge
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26 Nov 2011   #3
AllOnTheBus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS
 
 

I agree with scrooge.

If under warranty get it replaced (my preferrence) or fixed.
Is it not possible to get hold of an OEM disk from a kind
retailer and use the product key from the mentioned sticker scrooge?
I would try that first before purchasing a new OS disk.
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26 Nov 2011   #4
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllOnTheBus View Post
I agree with scrooge.

If under warranty get it replaced (my preferrence) or fixed.
Is it not possible to get hold of an OEM disk from a kind
retailer and use the product key from the mentioned sticker scrooge?
I would try that first before purchasing a new OS disk.
would be nice but i don't think your going to find a retailer that will do that for him.

scrooge
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26 Nov 2011   #5
el7

Windows 7 64bit home
 
 

I was just wondering why they don't give you a copy of the windows? I already have paid for it. I dont know how exactly works. Where does the store gets the OS, or it comes from the manufacturer, my case Sony?
Maybe I can ask Sony to provide me a OS backup disk?
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26 Nov 2011   #6
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You can download legitimate Windows 7 .iso images and burn them to DVD, then install with your product key.
We're not allowed to provide links here, but a Google search for MyDigitalLife will set you in the right direction.

There's no need to actually pay for another license, that would be a waste of money...
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26 Nov 2011   #7
el7

Windows 7 64bit home
 
 

Thank you so much, very useful info. You are right will be a waste of my OS license and money too.
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26 Nov 2011   #8
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
You can download legitimate Windows 7 .iso images and burn them to DVD, then install with your product key.
We're not allowed to provide links here, but a Google search for MyDigitalLife will set you in the right direction.

There's no need to actually pay for another license, that would be a waste of money...
i didn't think we can talk about downloading a copy . thats why i didn't say anything. also is it safe to download it ?

scrooge
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26 Nov 2011   #9
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

As far as I know, this is OK to mention - if against all expectations I'm wrong, I'll get my punishment soon enough. (Yikes!)

But the MDL downloads are actually regarded as safe and "untouched".
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26 Nov 2011   #10
el7

Windows 7 64bit home
 
 

Corazon is right. These are official iso-s and without the proper key and validate it wont work. I do not see a reason this to be illegal.
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