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02-25-2017 04:12 PM
My hard drive will not boot any more. So I bought a new one and I want to install Windows 7 on it. I have my original Product Key but I do not have an install CD. How do I install the OS on a blank hard drive? How do I get the installation cd? I am not paying for a product I already payed for either.
Thanks for the help in advance.
02-25-2017 05:16 PM
HP will only sell recovery media for your specific model g6.
Otherwise your only option would be to try the following, since Microsoft will not provide a free W7 ISO file download with an OEM product key...they only provide the IS download with a retail product key.
This site claims to have genuine, unadulterated W7 ISO files for download...
Click on the link labeled Windows ISO Downloader.exe
You can use either the:
Win 7 Home SP1 or the (Retail version, but the OEM key on your PC's case will work with it)
Win 7 Home SP1 COEM (This version would be for what HP would have used--System Builder)
N is for European 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.