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bit of a noob question regarding Win7 install...

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Pasted from my post in another forum:

My netbook HDD died, and I'm replacing the HDD with a new one.

Problem: I can't transfer my OS over, as I didn't backup my install in any way (I have no OS disc or USB memory stick with the install files on it). I have a legitimate license for a copy of Win7 Home Premium 64-bit, and I know the key; just have no way to get the install files.

What are my options here? I'm a bit rusty when it comes to fresh installs of OSes (it's been a while).

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Did you check the vendor's website for a possible ISO? You could also give them a call and see if they can provide you one... Slim though.

I'm assuming you don't have a CD rom drive in the netbook?

If you have access to a windows 7 disk (friend or family), you can copy the entire CD and paste on to a USB key.

****** WARNING, USE EMPTY USB KEY ******

Try this link if that doesn't work: http://www.maximumpc..._beta_a_usb_key

I've done a quick format and got the same results.

****** WARNING, USE EMPTY USB KEY ******

I can't remember if OEM activates on other installation sources of windows 7 installations. I think it still does... Correct me if I'm wrong.

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