Installing a new Hard Drive in a Toshiba Satellite Laptop A135-S

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stutac2 Posts 3 Registration date Friday October 9, 2015 Status Member Last seen October 10, 2015 - Oct 9, 2015 at 09:42 AM
BrianGreen Posts 1010 Registration date Saturday January 17, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen September 30, 2021 - Oct 10, 2015 at 03:07 PM
Morning All, here is my first question and it has to do with installing a new Hard Drive in a Toshiba Satellite Laptop A135-S4427. Installed a 320GB Hard Drive, Booted from a Recovery Disc and then entered the original Product Key which failed to activate Windows. I called Microsoft and found out they no longer sell Product Keys for Microsoft Vista. Can I run Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit SP1 over the top Vista Home Premium 32 Bit SP2 or can I format the Hard Drive and run a clean install of the Windows 7 32 Bit SP1 to the formated Windows

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BrianGreen Posts 1010 Registration date Saturday January 17, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen September 30, 2021 149
Oct 10, 2015 at 01:27 AM
Hi Stutac2,

The answer is yes to both questions. However, a clean install is always best.

If you really want VISTA can you create the installation disks from your original drive?

Good luck.

I really appreciate thank you messages as a payment for solving issues :o)
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stutac2 Posts 3 Registration date Friday October 9, 2015 Status Member Last seen October 10, 2015
Oct 10, 2015 at 03:06 AM
Hi Brian, thank you for the input, makes sense to start brand new. Makes good sense to dump Vista, that's all I would need is to have Vista jumping over and into my new Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

Thank you again Brian.


Sincerely,

Harold S. Freeman
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BrianGreen Posts 1010 Registration date Saturday January 17, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen September 30, 2021 149
Oct 10, 2015 at 03:07 PM
Hi Harold,

Vista wouldnt "jump in" but any problems you have already would be inherited into the upgrade. First though it would be a good idea to see if your machine will be able to use Windows 7 (or greater) with the Microsoft upgrade tool.

Hopefully your question is answered fully - let me know if it isnt :)
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