Replacing Hard Drive

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Oct 3, 2015
I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 and the hard drive is failing. I need to replace the hard drive, but I don't know how to install windows 7 on it. I do not have an installation disk, but I do have a repair disc. My question is, can I boot my computer with the repair disk and reinstall windows on my new hard drive with it?
I believe the repair discs are designed to work with a certain hard drive so that strategy won't likely work.

Do you have the Windows 7 key code? They are either on a sticker on the computer, or came with the manual with a hologram sticker. There is also software that can extract it from a running copy of Win 7 if the computer is running. If you can locate it, you then download a full copy of Win 7 and activate it.
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