How to reinstall Windows 7 on Inspiron 1545

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How to reinstall Windows 7 on Inspiron 1545

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My hard drive has crashed and I need to restore the original factory image to a new hard drive.  I have several backups but apparently never created a system recovery disk.  How do I get my original Windows 7 installed so that I can restore the rest of my files from backup.

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  • Hi needhelp1122,

    You need the operating system disk and driver’s disk to install it in new hard drive.

    Please use the following link to request the OS and drivers Disks:

    The above link is for the US region. Please let me know if there is any difficulty in requesting the disk.

    After receiving the disks, connect the new harddrive to the computer and please refer this link to reinstall windows in the new hard drive:

    After the operating system is installed, the drivers should be installed in correct order for proper functionality of the hardware components of the computer. Please use this link which shows the right order:

    Please reply for any further help.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nikhil D

    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; India Customers. For Dell Support videos click Here

  • Also have a look at my Windows Reinstallation Guide/A Clean install of Windows 7 for additional more detailed instructions:

    Philip Yip


    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.