View Full Version : Dead hdd, need new drive, transfer Win7

09-06-2013, 11:15 PM
Stupid thread title but couldn't think of the best way to word it...

My friend's Acer laptop's drive has died. I want to suggest she gets an external drive to replace it, but... the lappie came with Win7 pre-installed and she only has the recovery disk/s. I kinda doubt it'll install the o/s on a new drive, or will it? The thing is we don't want to have to buy a new o/s when she has a paid-for oem licence already. What should we do?

10-06-2013, 07:13 AM
Any new internal drive will work if they have the recovery disks.
Even without recovery disks you could still use any copy of windows 7 and use the license key from the bottom of the laptop.

10-06-2013, 10:11 AM