It’s been decades since I last farted around with PC’s but as I’m laid up and bored out of my skull I decided to upgrade two laptops. Nothing too strenuous, upgrade memory, HD’s and install a new OS. Having just put W7 pro 64bit onto one rig, I now find that Ding Dong Dell haven’t updated the drivers database… which is the underlying problem.
Question I’m looking to get answered is: Can you remove, reformat the HD, then re-install from the DVD/CD without the palaver of a new W7 COA onto the same unit/motherboard?
Thanks in advance.