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Copy of Win 7 (ONLY)

by greenlot / July 8, 2010 11:48 AM PDT

HI all,
I will buy a Toshiba (laptop) Satellite L 645-1018x and comes with the OS pre-install, so no diskette.
Would it be possible to make a copy of (ONLY)Win7 home premium operating system to a DVD or Flash Disk?
I know I can make a recovery disk, but what about if the all OS has to be re-installed. Can it be done by using the recovery disk only?
Thanks for your answers.
G/L

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It depends
by Jimmy Greystone / July 8, 2010 12:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Copy of Win 7 (ONLY)

It depends on the vendor. Most stick you with recovery discs that are full of useless garbage. I know Dell actually gives you a near unmodified Windows DVD. The only thing they really change, is to add a small program that detects a Dell BIOS and then activates Windows if found. I don't know if Toshiba is the same or not, but probably the best way to find out is to call them up.

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Copy of Win 7 (ONLY)
by greenlot / July 8, 2010 1:10 PM PDT
In reply to: It depends

Thanks Jimmy,
I will phone them. Do you think it would be possible to copy the ISO File or this file it?s only available with the original diskette or if I download Win 7 Home Premium from Microsoft Store ??
Better b4 when the diskette was available.
Thanks
G/L

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You'll only get
by Jimmy Greystone / July 8, 2010 11:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Copy of Win 7 (ONLY)

You'll only get an ISO image if you have a downloaded version. And it doesn't do you a lot of good until you use it to burn a copy of the install DVD.

And even back in the day, Microsoft had a habit of using uncommon 2.8MB floppies to try and discourage people from making copies. Not to mention the huge mortality rate of floppy disk media.

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Copy of Win 7 (ONLY)
by greenlot / July 9, 2010 11:53 AM PDT
In reply to: You'll only get

Jimmy thanks all clear.

To burn a copy of the install DVD it wouldn't be a problem if i had a ISO.........

One more question if you don?t mind: Like I said after getting the new laptop I will not have a OS diskette, what about if, hope will never happen, I have to change the HD after a crash how would I be able to install the OS since I haven?t got a diskette? Do I have to buy a new OS again?

Thanks once again
G/L

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Can't answer specific to Toshiba
by lacsr / July 9, 2010 10:35 PM PDT
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But most manufacturers will have the user make Recovery DVD's that will restore the computer to "like from the factory" just in case the HD is bad or replaced.

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Copy of Win 7 (ONLY)
by greenlot / July 10, 2010 12:19 PM PDT

Thank you all very much, i will contact Toshiba and find out.

Regards

G/L

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