new hard drive with window 7 installedd

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  1. cds11

    cds11 New Member

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    i recently bought a new hard drive with windows 7 home premium 32 bit installed. when i tried to install it in my pc it would not boot up, im assuming its because everything is new to it. i bought a windows 7 recovery disc but it has not helped. i did not get an install disc with the new hard drive. is there any hope for my problem? thanks, chris
     
  2. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    It's probably missing the Master Boot Record (MBR). A Google search shows many sites to help with this.

    To get an installation disk you might download the iso file from Digital River. This iso file can be burned to a DVD and used along with your key for installation purposes.
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    It sounds to me like you got scammed. I never heard of buying a HD with the OS already installed on it. How would it know what other hardware your system has installed?
    Joe
     
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    cds11 New Member

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    i never got a key with it
     
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    helpifIcan Extraordinary Member

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    If it were me I would do everything possible to return the drive and get my money back.
    If you can't do that chalk it up to experince and buy a OEM version on WIN7 and install on your new hard drive.

    Good luck
     
  6. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    If you never got a key, you got taken. You can attempt to get your money back. Good luck with that. Win 7 ALWAYS comes with a valid key to activate it.
     

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