Copying built in os windows

By terry5880
Sep 24, 2013
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  1. Hi all I got a laptop and formatted it via f11 built in windows install.. after all completed and finished laptop got to desk top and every time I click the start icon or any other it would freeze for ages. which puzzled me so im assuming hard drive is dying,, is there away I can get copy of built in os and drivers then buy new hard drive and reinstall windows... any more info please ask all help much appreciated . thanks
  2. terry5880

    terry5880 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 527

    Posted this yesterday can anyone help please do I need to do a back up disc or ? any suggestions please
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    Obtain a disc of your Windows software. Reinstall it using the product key on your sticker.
  4. terry5880

    terry5880 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 527

    Hi thank you stickman .. what do u mean bud obtain a disc ... I got built in os when I press f11 and I got windows sticker under neath laptop just need to know if I can burn my os to disc so when I change hard drive I can reinstall
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    No you can't burn it to disk. Either:

    a) Purchase a disk.
    b) Borrow from friend.
    c) FInd and download an ISO on the internet, and burn to disc.
  6. terry5880

    terry5880 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 527

    No problem thanks bud


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