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Rwtsales
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HDD failure need original windows 7 disk for new hdd

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I have my windows 7 product key. How do I get the USB file or disk to install on my replacement SDD
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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

I don't see that HP sells recovery disks for your PC anymore.

 

You can still get a set from this non-HP vendor at the link below...

 

http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-22442-windows-7-64-bit-recovery-kit-589974-zh3-for-hp-pavilion-eli...

 

Most likely, the recovery disks will not work on a hard drive that is smaller than the original one that came with your PC.

 

Alternatively...

 

This site claims to have genuine, unadulterated W7 ISO files for download...

 

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

 

Click on the link labeled Windows ISO Downloader.exe

 

You can use the:

 

Win 7 Home SP1 COEM (This version would be for what HP would have used--System Builder)

 

N is for European Union (EU) countries.

 

K is for South Korean markets.

 

Then you can use this tool to transfer the file to a 4 GB USB flash drive or a DVD.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

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If you were using an OS that came with your computer, you are in luck.  You can find recovery disks on the HP support page for your product.  But, since that is quite expensive, you may also be able to download one from Microsoft's website, use your product key, and reinstall all the drivers (on the support page).

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