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The hard drive on my laptop is not working. I have been told i need a new hard drive. Windows 7 is on the broken hard drive. the new hard drive wont have windows 7 on it. The laptop doesnt have any windows discs with it.

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If the company that made your laptop is replacing your hard drive, then they will reinstall the operating system for you. If not, things will be a bit more difficult.

Look on the bottom of your laptop. There may be a sticker that indicates what version of Windows your laptop has (had). If there is, look for something that looks like a product key on that sticker. As long as you are using the same laptop and only replacing the hard drive, that product key should still work if you re-install Windows. As for finding a disk, you will have to search around the internet for a Windows 7 installation disk. This should not cost nearly as much as buying a completely new operating system disk with the product key.

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