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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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    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-image-downloads-t12325.html

    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/migrate-OS-to-SSD/

    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.
  2. 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-image-downloads-t12325.html

    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/migrate-OS-to-SSD/

    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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