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Failing hardrive

I want to upgrade my hard drive it is failing. I dont have an original cd for windows 7 how can i copy operating system on to new drive

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RE: Failing hardrive

You cannot - you'll either need to start with a Windows 7 ISO image (download from digital river) or contact Dell to purchase a copy of the recovery media.

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RE: Failing hardrive

See here, you should be able to update Dell Backup and Recovery to the latest version and use it to make a Recovery USB:


However its likely too late to do this because of the shape of your hard drive. To download Windows 7 and clean install see here:



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