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Windows 7: windows 7 from hard drive

20 May 2010   #1
teggy6

vista
 
 
windows 7 from hard drive

i recenlty bought a laptop for my dad and it has windows 7 on it, there wasn't a disk incudled can i copy or clone it to get it instaled on my desk top?


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20 May 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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20 May 2010   #3
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi teggy6,

Theog is correct. Windows 7 comes with one license (no matter what edition you get). This means that Windows 7 can only be installed on one computer. Further, since his is an OEM version of Windows 7 it is permanently tied to his computer.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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21 May 2010   #4
elmowz

windows 7
 
 

what if the laptop was formatted how can we reinstall windows 7...

cuz my dad bought me a laptop no disc included
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21 May 2010   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi ,

You will probably have a manufacturer recovery partition which can be used to put the laptop back to the condition you received it.

There should also be a mechanism to burn off dvd's for the same purpose.

Look under the start menu and you should find something there about creating "recovery" dvd's.
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21 May 2010   #6
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi elmowz,

Most computers do not come with an OS disc these days. I recommend creating a system repair disc to access system recovery options (just in case!). This will tell you how to create a repair disc - Create a system repair disc

And, here are your other system recovery options in Windows 7 - What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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26 May 2010   #7
gcinrr

64bit Wintows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I do not know about all manufacturers, but if the system you are refering to is an HP you can order a restore disk from support. It only costs $10 to order.
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10 Jun 2010   #8
elmowz

windows 7
 
 

ohh thank you guys...
i have tried several times creating a recovery disc but the pop up always says that the disc i am using isnt supported (dvd-r 4.7gb)
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