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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 on a blank laptop hard drive

09 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Installing Windows 7 on a blank laptop hard drive

Hi All,

New to this so thougth I'd give it a shot. The hard drive on my dad's laptop has failed, this has been confirmed by tech support. He's got a Acer Aspire 5733 laptop and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, confirmed by Acer, I've purchased a new hard drive but need the operating system installing on it. PC world and Acer will not provide me with the a recovery media or something that would lallow me to have the o/s re-installed on it even thoguh I purchased the laptop with it already on and have a valid license key.

Searching through the this forum I have found the following link Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

Will these iso definitley work and when I install will it ask for my windows 7 key? I'm very cagey when it comes to things like these, but I really don't want to spend 50 on a os I already paid for.
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09 Dec 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Yes the ISO will work and you will need the Product COA Key ... Follow the Tutorial below it will give you the perfect Install ...

Clean Install Windows 7
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09 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thank you Maxie for your assistance. Can yo confirm i this is the correct iso to use, Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatestX17-58997.iso

I live in the UK but it comes unserEnglish (US)
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09 Dec 2014   #4

windows 7 home 64bit

Yes that is the correct one
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09 Dec 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP


Since you have factory Win7 then this guide will help assure you get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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