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


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    win7 32
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 9,607
    Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 3
    win7 32
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 12,013
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #4

    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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    Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 3
    win7 32
    Thread Starter
       #6

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

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