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SherlockTheBeag
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Registered: ‎04-14-2016
Location: CA
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Installing Windows 7 into a Brand New HDD - (Old Drive was damaged)

So here's the story.

 

One of our staff knocked a ThinkCentre A2U onto the floor.  It appears that the HDD is damaged beyond repair - we can't get past the BIOS screen.

 

Easy enough to buy a new HDD, but how to install Windows 7?  We have the Product Key, but Microsoft rejected it saying that we needed to contact the manufacturer - Lenovo.

 

So here we are.  DigitalRiver is no help, it just refers back to Microsoft.

 

Any suggestions, guys?

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