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Windows 7: Change of Hard Drive and re-installation

27 Feb 2012   #1
siddiqui

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit win Service Pack 1
 
 
Change of Hard Drive and re-installation

Hi everyone!!

i have a problem which my HDD (80 GB Segates barracouda) got bad sectors and Windows needs to be re-install on a new Hard drive.

i want to know is it ok to reinstall my windows 7 on my new 500GB HDD Barracauda ??

and sorry for my English


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27 Feb 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Yes, it is okay to install windows 7 onto another hard drive.
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27 Feb 2012   #3
siddiqui

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit win Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks bro!!
should i activate my windows again on new Hard drive ??
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27 Feb 2012   #4
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Yes - you will have to
Activation on the same motherboard should never be a problem, although you may need to use telephone activation if the hardware has changed significantly since the first activation.
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28 Feb 2012   #5
siddiqui

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit win Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks everyone i have done it
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28 Feb 2012   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Great, glad that it worked for you :-)
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28 Feb 2012   #7
siddiqui

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit win Service Pack 1
 
 

yeah thank you so much
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28 Feb 2012   #8
NoelDP

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You're welcome - good luck!
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