If my HDD fails do I lose Win 7 Tags: Hard Drives Windows 7 Storage Last response: July 18, 2012 12:53 AM in Storage Share N11Ckk123472 July 18, 2012 12:31:00 AM My hard drive is working just fine but its so old I feel like it could fail any day now. Idk how old but easily past 5 years. Recently I did a pc build and the budget was low so I formatted a HDD from my old office pc and am using it now with Windows 7 professional. If my hard drive fails does that mean I'll have to re buy windows 7? Or can I re use my disc? I can't squeeze a hard drive out of what little cash I have for at least the end of August. More about : hdd fails lose win SchizTech a b $ Windows 7 a b G Storage July 18, 2012 12:36:52 AM It's no problem: you can re-install Windows with your current key on a new HDD. stickg1 July 18, 2012 12:49:08 AM You can just reinstall windows on it, that is if the harddrive doesn't fail because it's gone bad. If you have important files you don't want to lose then make backups. With another drive, thumb drive, or on DVDs. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer N11Ckk123472 July 18, 2012 12:53:34 AM Just OS on my hard drive, i, I have 4 80gb hard drives that I store the stuff I care about. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAdvice about upgrade to win 7(HDD question) ForumNew MOBO old HDD WIN 7 ult. 64. Can I repair / recover? ForumHDD dissapears in Win 7 64-bit?!!??! ForumWin7 64bit won't load ~ Bios? ~ HDD Not Recognized ForumNew Computer; BSOD, Prime95 fails and variur errors. ( Win7 , i5 3570K) ForumCompaq Vista to Win 7 Upgrade failed - can't boot or re-image ForumIs windows built-in raid "safest" if hardware fails ? ForumMove Win 7 64 from HDD to SSD ForumUpgrade from win 7 , 2 hdd ForumIm going to lose it ForumDual boot hdd failed win 7 wont boot ForumWho Wants to See Sony Lose to MS?? ForumSSD Windows 7 or 8, C:\SSD D:\ HDD - Symlink C:\Users to HDD ForumWinXP Pro SP2 installation repeatedly fails on new i 7 build ForumHow to reinstall win 7 in my acer aspire one happy netbook ForumFirst SSD advice? Forum[Solved] SATA activity LED for each HDD ForumSwapped non-OS data HDD to new computer, now it asks me to format. Forum[Solved] How do you find a compatible replacement board for your HDD? ForumRecommend a HDD? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !