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I dropped my laptop and destroyed my hard drive. I have ordered a new hard drive to replace it and so obviously need to reinstall the operating system. The recovery information was in the hard drive and I didn't make any recovery discs.

Does this mean I will have to purchase Windows 7 again if I wish to get it all up and running again?

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You will need to reinstall Windows using the same licence key you used for the first install. Usually you will have a licence key sticker that will give you the key. You may have to order recovery discs from your computer manufacturer or borrow a Windows install disk from a friend or a techie.

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