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Mcdiddy
10-18-2014, 05:25 AM
So I have an ASUS laptop, came with no Windows 8 install disk. I also have an HP desktop which also came with no install disk. So if any of these HDD fail and I have to buy a new HDD do I have to re-buy windows? I have Windows 8 on my ASUS ROG laptop, Windows 7 on my HP desktop. I am accustomed to having the disk so I am concerned that I will have to buy windows in the even of an HDD failure.

toronto699
10-18-2014, 06:13 AM
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?40548-Backing-up-your-ASUS-factory-Win8-Recovery-Partition
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/what-are-system-recovery-options#what-are-system-recovery-options=windows-7