I just built my first pc today but am having troubles installing windows 7. I am reusing my 1TB HDD from my HP Pavilion which had windows 7 installed on it and also have the serial key. I hear that you can create a bootable windows 7 installation using a usb but am having difficulties learning what I have to do exactly. It is painstaking to have my brand new machine purring next to me and not being able to do a thing about it!! Thanks for any help in advance!
Was the installation of Windows 7 on the HP supplied with the machine when you bought it? If so it will be OEM and you cannot transfer the license to another PC.