Ok so i have Asus U56e laptop where the hard drive is dying. I get messages to replace it and sometime i can hear it clicking. So being aware of that, Everyone would say backup the files or hope you did already? The only files i need is the operating sytem which in windows 7 64-bit. Everything is is junk and i got rid of it anyhow.
So which bring me to my main question:
Since i do not have the recovery disc from asus, and i cannot create the image using the backup since the harddrive keeps failing, could i use a oem windows 7 brand new i have sitting in my house unopened on the new hardrive i wanna buy?
I went the the asus website and they charge 50 bucks for the recovery disk, but why pay it if i can use a new os i have already . Any help would be greatly appreciated ty
Only thing I would suggest, if you have the money, is trade the new hard drive in on an SSD at least 120gb and use it instead of a hard drive. For laptops it will speed up load times incredibly and reduce battery drain. But if that's not an option, you're good to go....