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james250help

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So my hhd broke and I lost every file and I think of getting a new ssd (replace. So if I install my ssd do I have to install any software like window 7 to power my laptop up. I didn't save any file to my new ssd. Plz help my hero geek!!
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You will have to reinstall everything fresh.
If you have no recovery cd's you will have limited options available to you.
You can purchase a set of recovery cd's from your laptop manufacturer usually for $30.00 or even free depending on the age of the laptop.
The other option is You can download a legal copy of Windows 7 with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID KEY TO INSTALL THIS .ISO. The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
  • Download and run Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3
  • Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
  • Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
  • Select your USB flash drive
  • Click Create
For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.
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O.o thank you moderator ��������
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How are you doing with my last suggestion?
Any progress made yet to replacement of the HD with a new SSD?
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Yeah am now just saving up money for the ssd and get the free version of window that you told me. If I got a problem I will message if that be ok. But thank so much for helping me. Thank you��������
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Thanks for the update. :thumbsup:
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