I am a relative neophyte, and I could use some help in clarifying exactly what I need to do to install windows after I
wipe my hard drive clean of everything (including my current installation of windows 7)
I currently have a dell inspiron 1545 running windows 7. I bought it new and I think with Windows pre-installed.
That hard drive crashed, so I got a replacement one and that one did not come with any CDs or DVDs.
I've read that nowadays that most manufacturers don't ship disc's, but rather deposit recovery partition on the hard drive.
If I create a DVD with this recovery partition will it be exactly the same as if I buy a new windows installation disc?
Meaning, will I be able to use this DVD to install windows once there's no OS left?
Thanks in advance!
Edited by ajdude08, 31 October 2012 - 03:30 AM.