Want to re-use my Win 7 upgrade disc but lost it (I still have a picture of the license key) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Bought a Sony Vaio (vgn-sr490) right before Win 7 was released, and as promised got an upgrade disc for upgrade from Vista to Win 7 Home Premium. Now a couple yrs later I want to wipe my machine and install Win 7 again but I don't have the disc.

    I'm installing the *same* OS with the *same* key (I have a pic of it in Evernote!) on the *same* PC, just wiping it. Is there any way I can get an "upgrade" disc or download so I can do this? (Sony says they can't help me b/c the promotion is over...). The original disc was titled "Win Vista HmPrm - Win 7 HmPrm UPG"

    Thanks in advance...

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:48 AM