windows 7 upgrade on computer with a missing cd rom driver

Was given windows 7 home premium as a christmas gift to upgrade my toshiba laptop- but the cd rom driver is MIA, can i download windows 7 from this website or an iso and then use my activation key on that? Is there a download on this website somewhere?
 

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Last updated October 28, 2018 Views 2,830 Applies to:
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If you have any external devices such as a External hard disk or thumb drive connected to your computer, please disconnect them.

Go into BIOS when you boot the computer and change the setting from IDE to AHCI.  This allows Windows 7 to recognize the SATA CD or DVD ROM player you are booting from and it should install.

As Debbie noted, please start a new thread to better help with your issue and monitor your problem until a solution is reached.
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I found the solution to my problem.

 

1. I had the DVD drive on SATA 3, which was RAID in BIOS.  I move the drive to SATA 6 and changed my 5/6 settings to IDE in the BIOS.

2. It still asked for CD/DVD drivers, instead I loaded the RAID drivers from my motherboard driver disk.

 

Windows 7 now appears to be installing :)

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