How to put OS on new HD

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How to put OS on new HD
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December 6, 2014
December 6, 2014 - 10:44 am

Can I legally copy just the OS (Win 7) from my current HD to another,new, same make and model HD, and how would I accomplish this? I do not want to clone or image my current drive. I have only upgrade discs from when I upgraded from Vista to Win7 Home Premium over 3 years ago.

Jim Hillier
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August 9, 2011
December 6, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Hi, and welcome to the DCT Forum!

Assuming the new hard drive will also be connected to the same machine and you have a genuine Windows 7 product key, you can perform a clean install.

Download the official Windows 7 ISO here: (make sure it is the exact same edition as the one you already have installed).

Burn the downloaded ISO image to DVD and use that to perform a clean install.

Cheers... Jim

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