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12-Jul-2012, 01:41 AM #1
New hard drive, needs OS, no CD
I just recently received a brand new Hard Drive to replaced a faulty one. My problem is that I need to reinstall my OS, but I lost my installation CD. Is there any other way I can get the OS to launch my PC?
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12-Jul-2012, 08:45 AM #2
Do still have the lic key for the CD in question?

You can also install a free os like linux if you do not have the install key.
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12-Jul-2012, 08:54 AM #3
Another thing you can try is contact whomever made the computer such as dell, lenovo, hp, etc and see if you can purchase the correct restore/recovery dvds for your model of computer.If it came with vista it will be on a dvd not a cd.
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