Windows 7 Home Premium install on Gateway DX4300 Desktop after HD failure

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by VancouverMark, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. VancouverMark

    VancouverMark MDL Novice

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    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.
     
  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    All you really need to do is download the .iso from this forum then burn it to disk to create the installation disk. If you're looking to use a loader, Daz's is the only one to use; get it too from this forum. After the OS is installed, you run it like you would any other program.

    You're welcome in retrospect.
     
  3. VancouverMark

    VancouverMark MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the info. I was looking in the Windows 7 Direct Downloads thread and am still a litle unclear as to which one I require. I know I need the 64 bit version. Do I need to verify things like hashes prior to install? This is the sort of information which I found confusing and eluded to in my original post.

    Thanks again.
     
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  5. VancouverMark

    VancouverMark MDL Novice

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    Isn't that link for Windows 7 Ultimate? I'm concerned my key for Windows 7 Home Premium won't work for that????
     
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