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Windows 7: Failed hard drive, no installation disk

23 Mar 2015   #1
celticredneck

Windows7 home premium64 bit
 
 
Failed hard drive, no installation disk

My wife has an HP Pavillion that came with Windows7 home Premium pre-installed. Last week, the hard drive failed (it starts to spin up, clicks several times and stops turning). I have a new WD hard drive coming, but neither HP nor Microsoft will give me an installation disk. HP says I have to get it from Microsoft and Microsoft says that I have to get it from HP Is there any way to obtain one without having to purchase operating system?


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23 Mar 2015   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Presumably you have a product key on a sticker somewhere. Sometimes under the battery.

If so, you only need to find installation media.

This is what you need:


en_windows_7_home_premium_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676549.iso

SHA1: 6C9058389C1E2E5122B7C933275F963EDF1C07B9
ISO/CRC: 4A182640
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23 Mar 2015   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I thought one was given an option to create rescue DVD or USB stick the first few times the computer was booted into Windows.
Please, after you get this situation resolved, make those rescue/reInstall DVDs or USB stick.
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