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#1 pdhay66

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:31 PM

If I have this in the wrong section please dont shoot me. I am a newbie.

Fixing a pc for a buddy. Replaced his hard drive in a Samsung laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. He has lost his original disk. Contacted Samsung and they were NO help at all. He has a key code buy no disk. Any ideas outside of buying a new OS?

Thanks in advance

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#2 Allan

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:33 PM

Replaced his hard drive in a Samsung laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. He has lost his original disk. He has a key code buy no disk.


Maybe it's just me, but I don't understand what you are trying to say / ask.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:50 PM

Borrow a 64-bit Windows 7 installation disk from someone.

Edited by Zuhl3156, 24 January 2011 - 03:50 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:11 PM

If you borrow a disk, make sure it's Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit or the key code will not work.
The code is specific to Home Premium.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:48 PM

FWIW: I have a family pack Win 7 Home Premium (Upgrade)...key is the same for 32-bit and 64-bit versions, whichever I choose to install.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:52 PM

Maybe it's just me, but I don't understand what you are trying to say / ask.

I guess it is just me :inlove:

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:25 PM

Replaced his hard drive in a Samsung laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. He has lost his original disk. Contacted Samsung and they were NO help at all. He has a key code buy no disk. Any ideas outside of buying a new OS?

He might want to buy the upgrade OS?.... "Losing the original disk", wont help if the OS can't identify the new hard drive.

Call MS and give them the product key number to reactivate the OS.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:08 AM

Thanks all for your help. I was FINALLY able to borrow a disk from someone. I was having a really hard time finding one.

Thanks again for all your help.

Don't worry Allan, a lot of people don't understand me. Especially my wife. :lol:

Edited by pdhay66, 25 January 2011 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:15 AM

pdhay66, my understanding is that a Windows 7 installation disk has all versions of Windows 7 on it, the activation key that you enter when installation begins is what tells Windows which version to install. The only determining factor in your case was a that you used a 64-bit install disk to get the 64-bit OS.

P.S. Oh yeah, I forgot to say it's good to hear you got it fixed.

Edited by Zuhl3156, 25 January 2011 - 09:17 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:42 PM

pdhay66, my understanding is that a Windows 7 installation disk has all versions of Windows 7 on it, the activation key that you enter when installation begins is what tells Windows which version to install. The only determining factor in your case was a that you used a 64-bit install disk to get the 64-bit OS.

P.S. Oh yeah, I forgot to say it's good to hear you got it fixed.


Windows 7 licenses are not tied to 32 or 64 bit. Most installation CDs will be one or the other, but if you use a CD that has both, you will select which one to use during install.




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