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Hard drive failure and no recovery disc

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November 24, 2012 10:27:34 AM

So I can't log into Windows because when it boots, it freezes and the hard drive makes weird noises. I decided to buy a new hard drive,I have all drivers of my Dell Inspiron 570 but no OS disc :fou:  . I had Windows Home Premium 64 bit and I do have the product key. So my question is: how to make a recovery disc?

Sorry for my bad English :??: 
a c 317 G Storage
November 24, 2012 12:33:19 PM

Yup download a Home Premium 64 SP1 image from here (the digital life images are only the original disk, not SP1 so lots more Updates to install): http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Windows-7-Downloa...

When you do the Windows activation do it by phone, since you are using a retail image to activate with an OEM key -- MS is always fine with that, done it many times.
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November 24, 2012 5:26:05 PM

Thank you both! :D  ,but how much space does my DVD need?
a c 317 G Storage
November 24, 2012 7:16:49 PM

CommandantN00b said:
Thank you both! :D  ,but how much space does my DVD need?
You need a single blank 4.7Gb standard DVD disk. Most installs are right around 3Gb on the disk, but require a clean disk used only for making the installer disk.
November 25, 2012 6:17:15 AM

Thank you now is my problem solved :D 
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