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How do I install win 7 on a new hardrive on my asus u80a

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how do I install win 7 on a new hardrive on my asus u80a laptop
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  Dan replied 10 days ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer, I look forward to assisting you today. Feel free to disregard the Premium Service Offer for Remote Support. That is an automated popup initiated by the web site. You will need a Windows 7 installation disc if you plan on installing from scratch. If the boot manager is missing from your current computer, there should be a hidden partition you can re-install from already on the current hard drive.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I have the Win 7 disk. How do I get into the hidden partition?
Expert:  Dan replied 10 days ago.

This is on the Asus laptop you are having problems with the boot manager?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Are you still there Dan?
Expert:  Dan replied 10 days ago.

Power on or reboot the ASUS laptop. When the ASUS logo screen appears, press "F9" to access the hidden partition.

Expert:  Dan replied 10 days ago.

How's it going?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Dan, I can't start my computer and thus can't access the hidden partition. Threfore I have a new solid state harddrive that I am trying to install. But I a told that the BOOTMGR is missing.
Expert:  Dan replied 10 days ago.

You will need to put the original hard drive back in to access the hidden partition. If you have the new drive installed you will see the boot manager error because you do not have any operating system installed.

Expert:  Dan replied 10 days ago.

If you want to stay with the new hard drive, you will need to insert the Windows 7 disc and boot from that to install it to the new drive.

Expert:  Dan replied 10 days ago.

Any problems?

Expert:  Dan replied 10 days ago.

If you would like any additional information regarding your question, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Expert:  Elgin Vega replied 4 days ago.

Hello, My name is***** will help you with the request.

Let me know when you have the computer available to start