Legally reinstalling Windows 7 without the disc
January 2, 2011 7:06 PM Subscribe
How can I replace the hard drive on my laptop and then get the operating system which I legally have installed right now back onto it?
posted by brenton to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My hard drive is in the process of dying. I've backed everything up, and I'm ready to replace it. However, I don't have install discs for Windows Vista or Windows 7. My computer came with Vista and I purchased a Windows 7 upgrade. So I have that Windows 7 upgrade disc, but no way to install Vista, as far as I can tell. Does anyone have tips on how I can get Windows 7 legally installed on my new hard drive?