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Will I need a new OS when replacing a hard drive?

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December 31, 2011 2:52:37 AM

Hello,
My hard drive died a couple of days ago and I was wondering if the only way to get the operating system back onto a new one is to purchase a new copy? Kinda new to this so am unsure what to do since it didn't come with any sort of OS recovery cd when I bought it. Thanks so much in advance.

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December 31, 2011 3:06:11 AM

It depends, you could ask your vendor/PC maker for a recovery disk.
If not you might be out of luck.

I always buy OEM better price, no unneeded box to throw away.

Even with that I always make a recovery disk after install and then a backup to be safe
in the event that anything fails at any point in the future.

You should do the same to avoid problems like this in the future.
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December 31, 2011 3:07:51 AM

"Will I need a new OS when replacing a hard drive?"
Not if u are changing only the hard drive. Only if it is a mobo or CPU, than MS will deny the activation.

If mobo is broken, than u need to call them and they will OK it over the phone.
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December 31, 2011 1:03:04 PM

Thanks for the replies. It's a relief I won't have to shell out 100 dollars for a new os.
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December 31, 2011 1:06:07 PM

forty9 said:
Thanks for the replies. It's a relief I won't have to shell out 100 dollars for a new os.

Exactly : )
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