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http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/ie/en/iebsdt1/servicetag/73cv0n1

Hard drive dead - I got a new one myself.

Im wondering what download to choose to load the op sys back


http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-U ISO

English x86: X17-58996.iso
English x64: X17-58997.iso
32-or-64-.jpg
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by:rindi
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Why are you downloading the OS? You should rather just use the recovery media you built when you got it originally.

Otherwise as far as I could see, it is a 64bit CPU, so you can use either version.
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by:Tony Barkdull
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Look at the Product code lable on the bottom of the laptop. It should say 32bit or 64bit.
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Windows 7 allowed license keys to be used for either 32-bit or 64 as did windows Vista.

As rindi said it appears as though your CPU is 64bit ready so it would be better for you to install the 64 bit version as 3GB is the maximum amount of ram supported by 32-bit architecture; so if you ever wanted to add more ram you would need the 64-bit installation.
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by:smckeown777
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It came with

MOD,SW,W7HP64,ENG,EMF

So its Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit...

On the Dell site click into 'System configuration' tab
Then into Components section, look down the list it reveals the OS that came with machine
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by:jcimarron
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fcek--It is best to determine whether 32 or 64 bit by asking the PC itself
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/find-out-32-or-64-bit
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by:Darr247
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You should use the Dell installation media. That should install for you without any key.
If you didn't get one, call Dell and they should sell you one.

Check the CoA sticker (which could be under the battery), but according to Dell, your computer came with Home Premium 64-bit.
MOD,SW,W7HP64,ENG,EMF

Here's what mine looks likeDell Win7 HP 64-bitif I recall correctly, I paid an extra $9 for it when I ordered my notebook. (edit: wow - what a crappy picture!)

As you can see there, the Dell part number is either 0R7XD1, or OR7DX1, and if you can't find one on craigslist or ebay, and Dell won't sell you one, here's a place selling them.
http://www.trustprice.com/698523/microsoft-windows-home-premium-64-bit.html
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by:fcek
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Thanks everyone.

Just wondering is it possible to down load all the Vista versions as an .iso like win 7 from digital river ?
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