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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Error - IRQL_LESS OR NOT EQUAL & POWER STATE FAILS even AFTER Re-imaging HDD/Win 7 Forum how to reinstall win7 from HDD to SSD without losing activation key? Forum Win 7 64bit installed across SSD and HDD - HDD upgrade creates User Profile Logon fail Forum SolvedConnected to Wifi then immediately lose internet access [Win 7] Forum Dual boot hdd failed win 7 wont boot Forum What do I lose moving from Win 7 to 8.1? Forum Freeagent Go 500GB on Win7 about 7 Years old fails to get detected Forum SolvedWin 7 x64 Pro install fails on HP Folio 13 laptop Forum SolvedAcer HDD fails less than a year after purchase. Didnt recieve copy of Windows 7 OS that came with it Forum SolvedWin7 install fails at 75% Forum Solvedi have 1st hdd 1tb wd with win7 32bits on asus p8-b75-v motherboard now due to my extra data i made up my mind to have 2nd hd Forum Solvedmoving a HDD with win 7 on it to a new build? Forum SolvedWindows 7: Migrate from HDD to SSD without losing programs Forum Will you lose drivers when upgrading to Win 7 from Windows XP? Forum SolvedTrying to browse a used-to-be boot hdd(with broken win7, unbootable) with windows 8.1 installed on my new SSD Forum Install Win7 64 from W7-32: Will I lose my RAID-1? Forum SolvedCloning a XP&WIN7 dual boot HDD Forum SolvedWin7 + AMD 970 = HDD's lost after sleep Forum SolvedHow can I switch back to my old HDD that has win 7 on it? Forum SolvedCan I boot and run my Win7 OS drive from an external HDD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !