Hard-drive broke, had my windows 7 Tags: Windows 7 Hard Drives Last response: August 15, 2012 4:28 AM in Windows 7 Share evilcannon August 15, 2012 4:16:26 AM My hard drive broke and the warranty is gone so i will need to buy a new one. I legally bought a 64bit version(and no it wasn't oem) My question is, can i still install windows on a different hard drive or will i seriously need to spend another $300? More about : hard drive broke windows dodger46 a b $ Windows 7 August 15, 2012 4:28:29 AM Go ahead! If it's the Retail version no problem at all, and even if it was OEM also no problem unless you ugraded the Mobo, in which case you would probably get away with telephone activation. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 7 broke my harddrive? Forum SolvedI had windows 7, but I used the factory reset and now the OS is Windows XP. Any way to restore back to Windows 7? solution SolvedOEM mobo broke, is there a way to get a new product key, without dropping $100 on a new Windows 7 DVD? solution SolvedI can't access my External Harddrive in Windows 7 solution SolvedDoes deleting all partitions and formatting on windows 7mean you lose everything on the harddrive? solution SolvedMy PSU Broke so I bought a new one and installed it and now Windows 7 doesn't work solution Solvedi have recently upgraded to windows 8.1 where i cant play any game. where when i had windows 7 i could play all my games inclu solution SolvedInstalled Windows 7 (OEM) onto HDD and MOBO, had to return MOBO, will I get a new product key? solution SolvedReformatted entire harddrive of recently purchased Acre laptop, installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Having trouble with some drivers solution Solvedwhile reinstalling windows 7 the laptop froze to the point that i had to restart it and now it says "setup is now starting a solution Solvedi had installed 2 operating systems(windows 7(default),windows server 2008) solution SolvedWindows 7 Computer Won't Recognize Long-standing External Harddrive solution SolvedBuilding a new rig, can I use my current hard drive with windows 7 on my new build to avoid having to buy another OS/harddrive solution SolvedCan't find my extra harddrive space (Windows 7 32 bit) solution SolvedWindows 7 Not Loading on New Hard-Drive solution Solvedi had windows 7 on my computer and i dual boot it with ubuntu.later i install windows vista in place of win 7... now i cant se solution SolvedHad to restart computer during windows 7 installation solution SolvedInstalled Windows 7 from USB on SSD upgrade, but WIN doesn't look like the version I had solution pls i need help to recover the partition that had lot of data during installation from windows 7 towindows 8 solution Solvedinstalling windows 7 on new harddrive solution More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !