Originally Posted by ABcephei
i'm about to build my first computer soon and my 64 bit windows 7 disc is missing, i don't want to start the build until i know i can get windows installed. i would rather not buy another copy of windows, already spent enough money on the parts. is that my only option though?
Do you still have the key? If so I'm pretty sure you can download the same version (home/pro/enterprise) even from a torrent website or borrow the disc from a friend, as long as you use your CD key and the install isn't modified to bypass the activation process it's not considered piracy.
I could be wrong though, you can also contact microsoft about it, I think they will replace your lost media for a fee, remember reading about this somewhere.