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 SolvedInstalling Windows 7 on new SSD, what happens to old HDD that had Windows 7 first? 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 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 SolvedTransfering windows 7 from a laptop harddrive to a desktop ssd solution SolvedMy PSU Broke so I bought a new one and installed it and now Windows 7 doesn't work 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 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 SolvedCan I run Windows 7,64 bit on a computer that had Windows 8, 64 bit installed? solution SolvedI have an old computer from 2002. I recently had to upgrade to windows 7 and now I cannot fix the display to use my entire 17 solution Solvedmy laptop had windows 7 home premium,at work they up grade it to professional solution Windows 7 broke 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 More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !