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Black screen with flashing cursor after replacing hard drive

Black screen with flashing cursor after replacing hard drive
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I have replaced the hard drive in a computer for a friend. Now I have a black screen with a flashing cursor. They do not have the Windows 7 OS disk. What are my options? Can Idownload anything on my computer then put it in his?
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