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Replacing laptop hard drive?

By Penfold
Dec 14, 2010
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  1. Hey there, I would like to replace the internal hard dive of my laptop which is easy enough to do, but would I need to buy a new version of Windows 7 to install or would I be able to use the External Recovery Media disc that came with the laptop when I brought it?
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    If the discs contain all you need to restore the OS you should be fine. If the discs require a recovery partition on the current laptop drive, you'll need to do some work to get that onto the new drive.
  3. Penfold

    Penfold TS Rookie Topic Starter

    partition? how can i find that out?


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