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.
Also have a look at my Windows Reinstallation Guide/A Clean install of Windows 7 for additional more detailed instructions:
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.
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: http://dell.to/11KJ54i
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: http://dell.to/ho6Eq2
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: http://tinyurl.com/8xvx6xy
Please reply for any further help.
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