Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and have been reading up on how to properly reinstall Windows 7 on my Gateway Desktop. First a bit of history. My computer was startig to have intermittent boot failures and errors so I backed up all of my important docuemnts, pictures, etc. Shortly after that, I could no longer get the computer to boot. I have determined that the hard drive in the machine has failed and I have no accesss to the partition with the OS. I want to download the ISO file I need but am uncertain as to what else I need in terms of loaders etc. It seems the more I read on the toipic, the more confused I get. I have the Windows Product Key Sticker on the side of my machine and it states that the computer has Windows 7 Home Premium OA installed. Can someone please provide me the steps I need to take in order to complete the re-installation of Windows 7? I'm not completely illiterate when it comes to computers and can follow instructions well, but when it comes to code and loaders etc., I do get a bit confused. My plan is to re-install from a DVD unless a USB key is deemed a better way to proceed. I just don't know if the BIOS on my machine allows booting from USB. Also, I know that the front USB ports have never worked on this machine (were never hooked up). Thanks in advance. Mark in Vancouver, BC.