Reinstalling win 7 (no cd)

hi. i was thinking about getting an SSD but was wondering how i would reinstall windows 7 because my laptop didnt come with a CD. I have the product key on the bottom of the laptop.

thanks!
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  1. You're going to have to burn an iso disc or make a bootable usb drive with whatever version of windows you have. Just google windows 7 home premium 64 bit (if that's what you have) and then download the iso and burn it to a disc.
  2. It's easier to buy a USB powered external DVD ROM. You might also like to look at the laptop's service manual to see how hard it is to remove the hard disk. Some come out of hiding underneath quite easily but others are built in and real b***ers to get at.
  3. Sorry - jthill909 - I started writing and the 'phone rang!
  4. ive read that laptops preinstalled with windows cannot be reformatted using a genuine windows cd because it is OEM. If i try to use my laptop product key on a genuine win 7 cd it wont work. any truth to that?
  5. Just use KMSnano version 15 and you are set
  6. i have been putting back a windows starter on a netbook lately using the iso of a legit one and it work that was not a oem disc .
  7. computernewb said:
    ive read that laptops preinstalled with windows cannot be reformatted using a genuine windows cd because it is OEM. If i try to use my laptop product key on a genuine win 7 cd it wont work. any truth to that?


    No truth.

    As far as I know, all windows dvd's are exactly the same being either 32 bit or 64 bit.
    What gets installed/activated is determined by the product key on the bottom of your laptop.
    Since windows ie 32/64 bit agnostic, you can even make that change.
    You can borrow a dvd, or dowhload a copy. Just make certain that it is from a legitimate source.
  8. ok thanks.

    can anyone confirm the legitimacy of the windows 7 iso download link that neon posted? its w7forums which doesnt seem like the authentic windows website
  9. there good .
  10. on that link there is a windows 64 and 86?

    isnt it 32 and 64?

    mine is 64 bit so i should download the 64 one right?
  11. x86 is 32 bit.

    if your windows is 64 bit, you should download the 64 bit.
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