My hard drive is failing so I have ordered a new Dell hard drive. I have a Inspiron 17 but I do not have the software cd's. How do I replace the software and reinstall all files.
f its a Windows 8/8.1 license see here to download and prepare Windows 8.1 Installation Media:
Then take your Free Upgrade to Windows 10:
If you have a Windows 7 license use Windows 10130 as a stepping stone to get Windows 10 Pro as Microsoft don't facilitate the download of Windows 7 OEM: