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If you replace your HDD(s) you should not need to purchase another copy of Windows 7. Your key should be valid with that laptop, regardless of memory changes, internal cards/readers/wireless card, and if you decided to change the HDD.

As long as the sticker is on the bottom and the little round hole is still attached, (about as big as the dot out of a paper-hole-punch) then you are legally able to reload your licensed OS.

    
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Originally Posted by Marafice Eye View Post
Quick question. Regardless of being covered by warranty or not, if I get new drives and need to reinstall Win7, can I get a copy from anywhere (say like an ISO) and use the key that came with my laptop? Or am I going to have to pull non-existant cash from my rear-end and buy a new copy?
The key is tied to the lappy not the disc so grab you a copy of your os ( where ever you get it ) and us the key that is located on the sticker on the bottom of your laptop.
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Ok, I took out my secondary drive (the one reported to be at 30% health) and my lappy is running a LOT smoother. I borrowed one of those Thermaltake BlacX USB/Esata drive readers and hooked it up USB and did a backup of everything I wanted to an external, then deleted everything on the drive (which I will RMA next week). I also backed up pretty much everything I needed from my OS drive just to be on the safe side and am about to run a defrag while I pass out for the night. 10 hours of backing up is a strain on the eyes.

I checked Acronis Disk Manager now and it reports that my OS drive is "Running Normally" and under the SMART tab I see this.



Do I need to be in a major rush to get this drive replaced or am I ok for a bit (have a cash issue currently, what with bills and living costs etc)
 
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It is fine for now just dont leave any critical data on the hdd without making a backup ( for the time being).
    
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Good, I'm going to see how the defrag affects the health. I started a defrag last night but the lappy BSOD's and restarted midway through (but the health went from 76% to 78%), but since it seems pretty stable right now, it should make it through. Unfortunately I can't RMA my OS drive since it came as a component of the laptop, Seagate won't do a warranty on it. Have to hope that ASUS gets back to me, regardless I'm going to try and call them on Monday.

Thanks again for the help guys.
 
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