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Win 7 home premium install, new hd , no backup

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October 21, 2012 7:23:42 PM

Hello, I was wondering how to put win 7 back on laptop with new hard drive since old one failed and no backup. Is there an image I can use and then reuse the original win 7 key on laptop sticker?
October 21, 2012 7:36:16 PM

No the image would have been on the original disk. You may have some cd's that came with the laptop that may restore it. If not download and burn an APPROPRIATE (see sticker on laptop) iso form here:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-is...
and use the key on the sticker on the laptop to activate
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October 21, 2012 9:25:27 PM

There is a hidden partition on the original hard drive that contains the repair tools and an image of the OS so that you can restore the OS incase of corruption. The drive does have to be working in order to get at this hidden partition.
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