I ordered a new laptop w/Win 7 x64 installed and, like most computers these days, it does not come with a Windows 7 installation disk for restoring the OS; just a restore partition. I often re-format my HDD and like to install the OS 'clean' without having to spend time removing all the bloatware everytime. I guess my question is; am I allowed to get/purchase a win7 installation disk from Microsoft without having to pay full retail for another copy? I already tried through HP (where I bought the laptop), but they didn't offer one. And I couldn't find an answer on the MS site.
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in fact, you may be able to call the company you bought it from and request that they send you an OEM disk, they should comply.