Hello, First, I am glad I found this forum. Thanks in advance for bearing with my novice-ness here. I have an HP Pavilion 64 bit notebook that was running Windows Vista Home Premium. The hard drive went on it so I have purchased a new 500GB WD sata drive which I have already installed but as yet I have not tried to power back on the computer. I never bothered to burn the recovery disks, so I can't install the original software back on the drive. I would like to install Windows 7 on it using the lovely methods detailed using the activator here that save me $$. I have been reading through the forums, but I can't seem to find the info I need in a way that I feel confident proceeding. If someone can post the links to the stuff I need to download and maybe some quick instructions or links to the proper instructions to do this, I would be very grateful. I can dowload to a USB drive on my newer laptop and use the USB drive to do the install from. Thanks so much!