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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MattMilne94, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. MattMilne94 New Member

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    OS: Windows 7 - Home Premium
    Homebuilt system

    I have recently found that my hard drive is faulty and need to get a new one. Do i need to spend another £60 on a new OS?

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  2. jgunning

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    Well did your system come with the home prem disc..?
  3. McSteel

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    No, why would you?

    If you bought a retail product, you can reinstall as many times as you like, even to different hardware - you just can't have more than one licence active at any one time.

    If you got an OEM package, you can still reinstall if your hardware is faulty, and you're replacing a broken part with a new one within the warranty period, you are free to reinstall and activate Windows.

    If you have an OEM licence, and no parts are being replaced in-warranty, you can still freely reinstall if your system is inoperable due to virus damage or data corruption.

    So whichever case it is, there's no need to spend any money.
  4. Kreij

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    As was said, you do not need to purchase the OS again unless you don't have the disks and/or key.

    If you have problems, let us know and we will be happy to try to help.

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