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Gavlad8
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Microsoft Windows 7 recovery

My hard drive went down so i bought a new one only problem is windows came installed, Dell will not give me a copy even though I have a key, but Dell will not as it is past warranty, Microsoft will not let me download as the copy of windows is OEM. So I am a pickle of how to get a copy save paying £60 for something I already own. a Ideas? Looking for a Dell version windows 7 64 bit recovery image to download,

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RE: Microsoft Windows 7 recovery

Gavlad8,

You can click the link below to purchase a Restore Disk. I do not know what the cost is for the Windows 7 disk. You can also contact Dell to purchase a Windows disk as well.

Restore Disk

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Gavlad8
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RE: Microsoft Windows 7 recovery

With it been a new hard drive, if i buy a new Windows dell will it install fine? Thn just download all the Dell drivers

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RE: Microsoft Windows 7 recovery

Gavlad8,

If you purchase a Windows 7 disk from Dell it will install on the computer just fine. I do not know about the other sites disk. You may want to ask them this question or read their FAQ's

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Microsoft Windows 7 recovery

You can download a Windows 10 .iso from Microosft and clean install with your Windows 7 OEM key:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/

Otherwise you can download a commercial OEM .iso from Microsoft but it requires a couple of tricks:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-7-sp1-iso-download/ 

Dr Philip Yip
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