Impossible to reinstall Vista on a new hard disk for Pavilion dv9700t

Hello.

Recently, the hard drive on my Pavilion dv9700t (p / n: KL086AV) began to fail.  So I bought a new hard drive and created the recovery disc (I didn't realize that I had to their creation until now, but I got lucky and my computer handed her long enough to do so).

However, when I installed the new hard drive and tried to launch the recovery discs, I received the message, "this PC is not supported by system recovery disks.  You can continue to recover this system with these discs. »

I have vista 32 bit, my old hard drive was 320 GB and a new one, I bought is a Seagate 500 GB.

Through researching this problem, I came across different answers.  Some say that the size of the hard drive must be the same, others say recovery discs do not work on a new drive hard unless a special action is taken by a technician, and some say that there is no problem at all.

I can't find any consistent information on this problem.  All the tips, I would much appretiate.  Thank you in advance!

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Hello:

Sometimes the discs just do not work.

I have not met a problem where if you have a bigger drive they don't work, but if you get a smaller drive as an SSD, so it's almost a sure bet that they do not work.

As I see it, you have two choices: buy a set of HP recovery disks, if they are available and hope they work.

Or if you can read your Vista product key on the sticker COST MS 25 characters on the bottom of your PC, you can make your own Vista installation disc.

If you are in a fault light but rewarding you can do yourself if you can read your product key of Vista on the PC of 25 characters.

You just download the 3 files you need on the link below and read all the instructions to create a Setup bootable DVD disk using imageburn.

Do not take into account the part of the text in the first screen shot about "extract the files in the folder of Vista."

The files were extracted already in this folder when you ran the X14.exe file by reading the text on top of the first screenshot.

The other thing I noticed is on the 4th page, where it shows Developer ID Microsoft Corporation. I had to type Microsoft Corporation in me, and then other codes already filled in.

When I went to compile the ISO file, ImageBurn gave a message on a WIM file, file and ISO, and if I wanted to burn it in a different format.

I selected no, make the ISO file.

It was not so hard to do. I burned both the disk of 64-bit and 32-bit disk in case I ever need them.

I tested both of them one my hp dc7100 CMT desktop PC, worked flawlessly.

When you enter the product key, he knows which version of Vista you have.

http://en.community.Dell.com/support-forums/software-OS/w/microsoft_os/3317.2-3-Microsoft-Windows-v...

After you install Vista successfully, you can then install the drivers for your PC and driver page support.

Paul

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