help with new hard drive install

#1
I am thinking about upgrading my hdd with an ssd... my question is how do i do a clean install of windows 7?
I dont want to reinstall from a system image, and do not own a system installation disc.
I did make a system repair disc however, is this the same?

Please help guys :smile: anything will be appreciated.​

 


kemical

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#2
A system repair disk is simply that and will not allow you to re-install windows. You have a couple of options, I'm guessing you bought the system with windows pre-installed, yes? If so, depending on the vendor who sold you the system then they may be able to provide you with a disk.
Failing that then you will have to purchase a new copy of Windows I'm afraid.
 


#3
I bought a dell xps laptop with windows already installed... so if i contact dell, they should give me one?
 


kemical

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#4
They may charge you a small fee but do check with them. Tell them that you didn't receive any disks when you purchased the system.

Fingers crossed!
 


#5
I called dell and they sent me one for free! thank you so much!!!
 


kemical

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#6
Hey that's great! Good luck with the install :)
 


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