Answer to: How do I reload Windows 7 on wiped 8440?That is not completely correct! 1. Find the serial number from the label on the bottom of the laptop. 2. Download your original OS from Digital River. 3. Download your drivers on a USB 4. Create installation USB or DVD for the OS. 5. Install 6. Activate with your serial - now you have clean and legal Windows 7 at no additional cost. Cheers!