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August 30, 2013 1:56:57 PM

I have gateway dx4850 pc i'm going change out hard drive with sandisk ssd (256 GB) i have recovery disc. what itr to find is what dico has gateway drive and windows 7

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August 30, 2013 2:01:16 PM

The recovery disk utilizes the partition on the hard drive, so you can't install windows from that. You can download Windows 7 (make sure it is your current version - i.e. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit), from digital river:

http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-imag...

When you install it, you will need to supply the product code that came with your PC.

Alternatively, this will save a lot of time, there are migration tools to move partitions for you: http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components...

This is a $19.95 application that will migrate parts of your hard drive (or all of it) to the SSD, without having to install anything. There are others out there as well.
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August 30, 2013 2:14:47 PM

ronintexas said:
The recovery disk utilizes the partition on the hard drive, so you can't install windows from that. You can download Windows 7 (make sure it is your current version - i.e. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit), from digital river:

http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-imag...

When you install it, you will need to supply the product code that came with your PC.

Alternatively, this will save a lot of time, there are migration tools to move partitions for you: http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components...

This is a $19.95 application that will migrate parts of your hard drive (or all of it) to the SSD, without having to install anything. There are others out there as well.


Thank you: ronintexas for your reply, i will do a fresh install from digital river and i have apricorn cloning kit. On the old drive still have window 7 installed i like to keep this disc as back up drive how do i get widows op system of this drive thank again.
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