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New hard drive, needs OS, no CD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Khazoids, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. Khazoids

    Khazoids Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    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.
     
  3. SUEOHIO

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    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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