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33coupe

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  #1156800 17-Oct-2014 13:09
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You were right, there is a windows sticker at the underneath of the laptop.

Thanks for the replies, been really helpful.
Just awaiting delivery of the new hard drive

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  #1158298 20-Oct-2014 11:17
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Ive just installed a new hard drive ut still get the same boot error message.

Does the hard drive need need Windows loaded onto it before hand or something??

 
 
 
 


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  #1158300 20-Oct-2014 11:19
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33coupe: Ive just installed a new hard drive ut still get the same boot error message.

Does the hard drive need need Windows loaded onto it before hand or something??


No, HDD always come blank.  You need to install the correct version of Windows on to it, or have it done, then enter the key that's on the machine.

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  #1158392 20-Oct-2014 12:36
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Ah right, I wondered if that would be the case.

As I have no means of doing this I'm assuming I need to take it to a repair shop?

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  #1158395 20-Oct-2014 12:39
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33coupe: Ah right, I wondered if that would be the case.

As I have no means of doing this I'm assuming I need to take it to a repair shop?


http://www.techverse.net/download-windows-7-iso-x86-x64-microsofts-official-servers/

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

B
e sure to download the correct edition (as written on the sticker)

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  #1158566 20-Oct-2014 15:30
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Nice one, thanks for the links.

I think I might be able to get someone to download it to a CD / usb.

I'm not 100% sure which one I have tho. I believe it's 64bit, but the sticker says ' Windows 7 pro OA' .


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  #1158570 20-Oct-2014 15:36
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33coupe: Nice one, thanks for the links.

I think I might be able to get someone to download it to a CD / usb.

I'm not 100% sure which one I have tho. I believe it's 64bit, but the sticker says ' Windows 7 pro OA' .



How much RAM?  If it's 4Gb or more, definitely 64 bit.  But the license is same either way.

 
 
 
 


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  #1158648 20-Oct-2014 17:07
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It's 4gb so yea def 64bit. Not sure which edition, I'm guessing home, but sticker says 'pro OA ' whatever that means


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  #1158650 20-Oct-2014 17:13
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33coupe: It's 4gb so yea def 64bit. Not sure which edition, I'm guessing home, but sticker says 'pro OA ' whatever that means 

It means Windows 7 Professional.  You need to install the same edition.

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  #1160388 23-Oct-2014 07:08
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It seems I dont know anyone that can download Windows. Maybe I'll ask a local repair shop or something

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  #1161247 24-Oct-2014 11:03
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Ring Toshiba. They may be able to send a recovery CD . They will charge for it though.

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