Hard disk failed to keep windows 7 for the new hard drive or SSD
Hi, windows told me recently there is a problem with my hard drive and that I would back up my data to an external storage device, in case it fails, but don't want to backup my files because they aren't important. When I tried to access file Explorer the next day I got the warning my computer froze. I'm not him have not restarted the laptop since then in fear that it could make it more worn, since I may still need it.
I try to order a new hard drive or SSD and won't buy windows 10 because it's expensive. Instead, I want to keep my current operating system, which is windows 7 Home premium, which is preinstalled on my laptop. I have no recovery disks and I didn't do all the backups at all, but here is a windows 7 product key stuck on the back of the laptop.
I was wondering if I can use the product key to install windows 7 on the new HDD/SSD and if yes, how, I would go to this topic. Also, if I can't do the wrench is it another way (because I may be able to use it yet), because I don't want to have to buy any other OS.
Laptop: TOSHIBA Satellite A660
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
(Let me know if you need more details)
Thanks for any help.
If you are still able to boot from the Windows 7 Desktop on the current hard drive, try to create a set of recovery disks. See the instructions in the following article:
After you create the defined recovery disc, close, install the new SSD, then use the updated recovery disk to reinstall Windows 7 on new disk SSD.
You will need 4 blank DVDs.
Drive HARD original of my Dell laptop inspiron 15R 5521 has been crushed. She had previously installed Windows 8.
And, I had upgraded to windows 10 recently.
Please guide me to reinstall windows 8 or 10 for the new HARD drive via online, coz' I don't have any support recovery (DVD or USB).
1.) is it possible to reinstall windows for one SSD?
2.) I get all venus applications (application of VGA, Audio application etc.) from Dell with my laptop with the re-installation of windows... ?
If your system already has Windows installed and activated 10 follow my instructions here to directly download and reinstall clean Windows 10:
Looks like you're in this scenario.
Note Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 editions are specific. If your system came with Windows 8.1/10 unilingual homepage, Windows 8.1/10 will not be activated.
Unfortunately there is no clear marker for end users to determine the edition so my advise is to try first to try Windows 10 Home, if she does not activate Windows 10 unilingual homepage.
Get a SSD for optimal performance.
Dell have updated drivers for Windows 10 pilots (WT64a) system:
See installing the driver recommended order:
If Windows 10 was not enabled you must reinstall Windows 8.1 and then upgrade. Follow my instructions here:
Microsoft really not allow Sony ship floppy disks to install Windows 7 with their laptops?
I just bought a new laptop Sony VAIO with Windows 7 preinstalled. To my surprise, it came with no recovery media either. I asked Sony to send them to me, but they say that they are not going and that I should create a recovery disk myself, that I can use to restore the hard drive to its State at the time of its creation. Simply restore the disk image, however, will not work for my purposes. I will need to do a good reinstall of Windows 7. I asked them for an installation disc, but they claim that Microsoft allowed them to send floppy disks to install Windows 7 with their products.
Its possible that Microsoft could have different license agreements and contract with different OEM. In the case of the recovery disc creation, most brand manufacturers do. Restore the factory image should not be a problem, unless it's the bundled software preset that you do not want to restore whenever you decide to reinstall. In this case, you can customize your configuration and create a system backup with recovery disc image, you can restore your self:
For 5 years, Microsoft made it fairly easy for users of the Windows 7 operating system to get reinstall media. If you have lost your support disc or installation retail collection; either it has been damaged or defective; You can download a copy of the edition that you have licensed from a membership site called Digital River. More recently, Microsoft ended the availability to reinstall media that you can download as a. ISO file which is a digital reproduction of an optical disc.
It was particularly convenient for people who could not easily get the manufacturer's recovery media, did not want to pay the fees required to get or preferred a clean configuration without the software packaged manufacturers or even a recovery partition does not work. It's easy to use, all you had to do was reinstall and reactivate using the product key located on the certificate of authenticity and download all the drivers on the manufacturers website.
Given that this option is no longer available, what are your options?
Article in journal for more details: how: what are my options for getting Windows 7 reinstall media?
I have new IPAD and tried to pair the bluetooth on my laptop (windows 7), but I failed.
The new IPAD will not be linked. Is their anything I can do for her?
Pairing Bluetooth only serves to liaise with Bluetooth headphones.
I'm doing a new version and I would like to use my old drive HARD and Windows 7. I'm going to buy a new motherboard, CPU and memmory chips. Should I buy a new install of Win 7?
You will need to ring Microsoft for a new product key.
Huh? A retail copy can be installed on ANY material with the original product key...
My company recently purchased 2 HP Elitebook 840 of the G3 that come with Windows 10 Pro. I did a clean install with a customized image of Windows 10 Pro, but I get an error of activation. Where can I find the license key for our new computers?
Once more, the license IS installed on the PC - that it is embedded in the motherboard UEFI firmware - but as I've said several times now, it is ONLY for the HP OEM of Win10 which was preinstalled version.
OK, so try this utility: http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/2577-showkey.html
But don't be surprised if it does not work with the version of Win10 that you have installed.
Hi, I can not install any "new" USB keys or USB external drives. The error is "driver not found".
The thumb drives and external drives that I've used are working properly. The error is for the devices was not used in this machine.
I tried to follow a tip on a site and deleted INFCACHE.1 (after creating a restore point), but it has not changed the behavior.
Windows 7 32 bit.
Check if you have limited the available somehow drives... possibly VMWare has reserved
the drive letters. Best is to check with the VMWare Support and forums.
Look in Windows disk management and see if something is there.
Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.
Anyway we can use key windows 8 to install windws 8.1 fees
You can't use the product key Windows 8 If you perform a new installation of Windows 8.1. The recommended method is to install Windows 8 and upgrade to Windows 8.1 by store. You can use the upgrade product key to Windows 8.1.
For more information, see this article.
Updated to Windows 8.1 : FAQ
Hope this information helps. Response with status so that we can help you.
My Windows 7 Professional Office system disk has been corrupted and I took the opportunity to install a SSD for a new system disk and reinstall Windows. The system is installed and running on the SSD, with my old drive system currently used for storage a
My Windows 7 Professional Office system disk has been corrupted and I took the opportunity to install a SSD for a new system disk and reinstall Windows. The system is in place and running on the SSD, with my old drive system now used for storage as it is still readable. The only product Adobe, that I reinstalled so far is drive XI but I would like to reinstall items 8 and Acrobat 9 without occupying more licenses that both are also installed on my laptop. Can you tell me the best way to do it? -Thank you
If you have two activations allocated already and one was lost on the hard drive that has failed, then you must contact the Adobe Support via chat and ask them to reset your activations.
To the link below, click on the still need help? the option in the blue box below and choose the option to chat...
Serial number and activation support (non - CC) chat
http://helpx.Adobe.com/x-productkb/global/Service1.html ( http://adobe.ly/1aYjbSC )
I'm trying to upgrade from my son's laptop computer and want to replace the current drive with a much larger.
It is running Vista Home premium Edition (32 bit) and he lost his records came with the laptop: I can do? I bought Windows 7 Upgrade and a disk hard sata 500 GB, but I need to get Vista on the new drive before Windows 7 readers.
I backed up the data using Windows Easy Transfer for issue restores the operating system.
Please note that this is a laptop, I can only have a hard drive up both and I don't know how to get the operating system to the new blank disc? I can create a recovery on a DVD disc / C or something Vista or a 3rd party utility?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Contact the manufacturer to see if you have a recovery Partition and if it can create recovery discs. If so, create the recovery disks and you will be able to use them to restore the system to factory conditions once you have installed the new drive (but you may need to install the new Vista compatible drivers for the new drive as the recovery disks can have only those for the old disk). Otherwise, contact the manufacturer and get a set of recovery (at a modest price) discs and use them to restore the system to the conditions of the plant on the new drive. When we talk to them, confirm that their recovery process allows you to install new drivers for the new drive hard during the process and exactly how do (or it doesn't work - so be sure to check it out). We cannot help you with recovery of the manufacturer process as it their not Microsoft.
I hope this helps.
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Hello. I use VM Player 3. The OS is Windows 7. Guset OS is Windows Server 2003.
Because the host OS Windows 7 C drive is nearly full, I need disk cleanup for drive space in Guset OS Windows Server 2003.
Guest OS Windows Server 2003 VM hard drive parameters:
Size current 92.5 GB,
Maximum size of 150 GB.
I use Disk Cleanup tool to clean C:\Document and Settings\Temp\ and temporary Internet Files\ administrator to get 32 GB of disk space. Now my computer in Windows Server 2003:
Used space: 59.2 GB
86.2 GB of free space
145GB total space
But when I check again Windows Server 2003 VM hard drive settings, its current size is 92.5 GB and is not afraid to 59.2 GB after cleaning. Host operating system Windows 7 disc does not come more disk space after cleaning.
My Player VM VM-> settings is not a function of "Shrink" and the program does not "vmware - vdiskmanager.exe" file to run the function of 'shrink '.
My question is:
How to get the approximately 32 GB (92, 5-59, 2 GB) of disk space happen on Windows Server 2003 VM settings and drive hard host operating system Windows 7?
Hello. VMware Tools has tab Shrink to reduce the virtual disk. But the free disk space hard host should be larger that the size of the virtual disk you are reduced to shrink.
The problem is solved by myself. Thank you.
It was my original question: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/HP-Pavillion-a6645f-No-hard-drive-detected-BIOHD-2-err...
I got my CD of HP recovery and ordered a new WD 500 GB HDD... same features as the seagate who pooped me and I can't get windows install on the new HD
No matter what I do, computer wants to open the Recovery Manager and according to the available procedure does not work. It works me in circles asking for #1 drive, then the drive recovery supplement and back with no progress.
What I have to do is use this form: http://vistahomepremium.windowsreinstall.com/installnewhdd/installnewhdd.htm but only the Recovery manager opens when I boot from the CD.
Anyone have any ideas?
If I followed your questions correctly... you had a BIOHD-2 error, ordered HP recovery discs, replaced the hard drive and tried to restore your system with no luck. Is that a correct assessment of the situation?
OK, you need to make a Windows Vista install screen... not who's going to go with your HP recovery CD/DVD. The disks do not contain the Windows installation routine, only the HP Recovery Manager. These discs contain more or less, an image of the HP installed OS and software, plus some drivers and applications. To the best of my knowledge, you should have three DVDs (1 of 3, 2 of 3 and 3/3) more an additional drive. You should boot from CD 1 of 3... Then, when asked to insert the 2/3... Then, when asked to insert 3/3. And finally if/when necessary additional drive.
Wow for on 1 computer install 2 operating systems with 2 hd
I have 2 hard drives; We have Windows XP and the new one is empty (empty) installed on a computer. I would like to install Windows 7 on the new hard drive. How can I install Windows 7 onto the new drive while keeping Windows XP on the old drive?
HelloSound pretty simple you just need to start from the disc and choose the 2nd hard drive during the installation of windows 7your xp will remain such what. every time that you start the system it will ask you to choose which operating system you needStart with.thanx.
I installed a hard drive 500 secondary gig, after re-booting the properties for the new drive hard only show 48.8 GB are available. where is the rest of the memory? Its not partitioned to another eather driveoriginal title: hard drive problems
(1) what does your BIOS the drive size?
2) disk hard test - find your make and model:
Speccy - computer/system information in detail
(More detailed look at your memory and CPU)
OS, CPU, RAM, card, graphics, hard drive, optical drive
Audio, peripherals, network.
Note: Option RAM indicates number of slots, DRAM Timing.
Works your memory speed (frequency). The nominal frequency of your memory.
Test your player - CD Bootable:
Ranging from 5 to 20% (depending on the manufacturing) new hard disks are defective. Test your drive with the factory utility. If you have a new hard drive Seagate the very next thing would be to download Seagate Seatools (bootable CD) and check bad sectors:
For Western Digital readers to download the .iso from WdDiag file: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=611&sid=30&lang=en
Samsung Estool: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/utilities/ES_Tool.html
Samsung Disk Manager software: http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/utilities/shdiag.htm
Hitachi Drive Fitness Test Software: http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
Diagnostic tool available for use by customers who feel their Toshiba brand Fujitsu hard drive:
Notice of suport Fujitsu disk utility: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computing/storage/hdd/
Toshiba CD bootable: (BACK Diagnostic Tool version 7.0 for IDE/ATA/SATA hard disks)
(3) HD Tune:
Provides information of the car and has an option (tab scan error) to test your drive.
Monitors internal temperatures and has a function of analysis health online (SMART tab) for hard disks drive.
It displays your drives model number and compares your drive with other discs of the same brand and model.
-Partition management utilities-
Partition Wizard Home Edition:
Note: There is also a CD bootable or versions of the bootable Flash drive:
Flash player: http://www.partitionwizard.com/bootable-flash-drive.html
Among the features and functions: create partition, Delete partition, format partition,.
A partition resize, move partitions, Partition recovery after an accidental deletion,
Convert the partition, partition Explore, Hide partition,
Change the drive letter, a partition active Set, Explorer (content display) of the partition.
Note: To complete any task use the "Pending Operations" box at the bottom left.
Alternative to Partition Wizard (a bit easier to use, but Partition Wizard and EASUS have almost identical user interfaces)
EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition (free):
Partition software ALL-IN-ONE and the most convenient hard disk partition manager Kit
Includes Partition Manager, Disk & Partition copy Wizard and Partition MBR and GUID partition GPT disk recovery Wizard (table) on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 (32-bit and 64-bit).
It allows users to resize/move Partition, drive system extend, copy Disk & Partition, Partition merge, Split Partition, redistribute free space, convert dynamic disk, Partition Recovery and much more.
J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com
never had a disc of windows vista with the new laptop and no option to make a recovery disk, and I need to format my laptop to factory / clean, help!
How to get Vista recovery Media and/or to use the Vista recovery Partition on your computer.
There is no Vista free download legal available.
Contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send a recovery disk/s Vista set.
Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.
In addition, ask them if you have a recovery Partition on your computer/laptop to restore it to factory settings.
See if a manual provided with the computer or go to the manufacturer's website, email or you can call for information on how to make a recovery.
Normally, you have to press F10 or F11 at startup to start the recovery process...
Another way I've seen on some models is press F8 and go to a list of startup options, and launch a recovery of standards of plant with it, by selecting the repair option.
Ask them if you can also make recovery disk/s for the recovery Partition in case of a system Crash or hard drive failure.
They will tell you how to do this.
Every computer manufacturer has their way of doing recovery disk/s.
Or borrow a good Microsoft Vista DVD (not Dell, HP, etc).
A good Vista DVD contains all versions of Vista.
The product key determines which version of Vista is installed.
There are 2 disks of Vista: one for 32-bit operating system, and one for 64-bit operating system.
If install a cleaning is required with a good DVD of Vista (not HP, Dell recovery disks):
Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.
At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu
MS advice on the conduct of clean install.
A tutorial on the use of a clean install
Super Guide Windows Vista Installation
After installation > go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer/notebook > drivers and downloads Section > key in your model number > get latest Vista drivers for it > download/install them.
Save all data, because it will be lost during a clean installation.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
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