Dell 1750 Inspiron new hard drive problem

The laptop didn't come with a Windows disk. We had scrupulously backed it up. Will these backups put Windows 7 on the new harddrive?
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  1. What did you use to back it up with?
  2. We used the back up utility and created 3 disks
  3. Is it commonplace now not to get an OS disk? What I was given to understand is that the OS now resides on a sector of the Harddrive that can never be reformatted. So when a reformat is done, the OS is reloaded from that sector.
  4. yes, they usually come with a recovery partition where you can reinstall the OS without needing a DVD.
  5. rgd1101 said:
    yes, they usually come with a recovery partition where you can reinstall the OS without needing a DVD.


    So what happens when you need to replace the entire Hardrive? Is the OS on the backup disks? One would think not.
  6. Was it 3 DVDs? If so it will likely recover the PC to the state it was in when you purchased it.
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