Install the new hard drive - how to proceed?
My hard drive has bad sectors which (according to Spinrite) is not repairable. I also ran all the HP utilities who tell me that the hard drive needs to be replaced. So, I bought a new one that is the same size and the brand as what exists currently in my laptop.
Laptop is HDX16 that came with Vista. I upgraded to Win7 before realizing that my Imaging backups were a failure due to bad sectors. The last good picture I have with Shadow Protect is the system with Vista and is now 3 weeks old. Meanwhile, I use Norton Security backup feature to back up all my files on a daily basis. I noticed yesterday that Win7 has a built-in backup feature imagery so decided to see if she would complete successfully and he did. So now, I have a picture of the Win7 installation as well.
I did system recovery disks for my laptop. If I read information of HP correctly, when I run the restore, it will automatically create the partitions C & D on the new drive, install the recovery disk D environment and continues to run since that installation of Vista hard disk? If so, once the operating system is running on the hard drive again, I think I can then move to Win7 yet and then use the recovery feature to copy the image, I made yesterday to the laptop. Is this correct? Am I missing something?
Otherwise, my other option would be to run the recovery discs, then use the Shadow protect recovery disks to copy the old image of 3 weeks, then switch to Win7 again and somehow find all the files I have created/changed over the last 3 weeks I want to keep and they copy to the laptop?
Any suggestions appreciated because this is the first time I installed a new hard drive.
It may be faster to simply restore the image of Windows 7 that you have created the new hard - to do this, you'll need to the Image and a Windows 7 repair CD (you should have been prompted to do this after you have created the Image of the system). The link below is a guide detailing how to restore an Image of Windows 7 on a new hard drive.
DP - K
I want to spend the hard drive of my laptop, but my laptop did not come with recovery discs. I buy a full copy of Windows 7 Professional, but I did save it... because when everything has failed, I guess. If I'm able to reinstall Win 7 Home or if I have to install Win 7 Pro, how can I be sure to reinstall all drivers HP (p. ex., trackpad, meaning cool, beats audio, etc.) for my machine? It is best to download the drivers before you install the new hard drive and have them ready on a flash drive. or is there an easier way? Thank you.
I personally prefer the new OEM installation & then get required drivers to download for HP support for your laptop model.
It is slower and more difficult to do if it is not too well known, but the end result is much better.
If your system has flaws you should try to fix first, but better long-term results come from clean install generally.
I have a XPS 15 / L502X 2011 - dead HDD now - and I installed a disc SSD - BUT where/HOW to get the Windows Installer DVD for my PC.
Can not get with the old drive - I did a Rep old installtion disk - and I DO not think that this contained the windows and drivers for my DELL.
But it doesn't! :-/
How now to install the new HARD drive on my dell? Anyone?
If you are a resident of the United States and are the registered owner of the computer, a disk that contains the operating system specific to your system factory installed can be requested HERE.
Note: Dell may charge for the disc.
If you do not live in the United States, contact the Dell Technical Support which is in your country.
This computer is having problems and we tried to upgrade to Windows 7 hard drive crashed. We installed the new hard drive. Now, we try to activate this copy but code comes up saying invalid for a clean install. We need to have some new code or just get ours to work.
Skip entering your product key Windows 7 and complete the installation.
When you reach the desktop, click Start, right-click on computer
Click on properties
Scroll down to the Windows Activation
Click the link x days before activation.
Click on the link that says: "show me other ways to activate.
Enter the product key
Select the Activation of the phone
Click Next when you enter your key page
Select your country
Click Next, call the number listed
Be sure to explain your situation to the Appeals Officer.
Provide the installation generated when ID requested by the call agent
They give a confirmation ID in return, enter it
Click next to complete the activation.
However, the requirements for the media upgrade is that you have an operating system already eligible such as Windows XP or Vista installed to use it. Since the Windows 7 end user license agreement.
15 UPDATES. To use upgrade software, you must first be licensed for the software that is eligible for the upgrade. After the upgrade, this agreement takes the place of the agreement for the software that you upgraded. After upgrade, you can no longer use the software that you upgraded.
So, if you are always denied, you will just have to reinstall Windows XP or Vista and let it do the verification of eligibility.
How to activate Windows 7 manually (activate by phone)
1) click Start and in the search for box type: slui.exe 4
(2) press the ENTER"" key.
(3) select your "country" in the list.
(4) choose the option "activate phone".
(5) stay on the phone (do not select/press all options) and wait for a person to help you with the activation.
(6) explain your problem clearly to the support person.
I just installed the new hard drive for my laptop and will get the cards of two memory installed tomorrow. I would like advice on what would be the best option to start when the laptop for the first time I'm on fire.
I have the original Windows HP recovery disk came with the computer.
I also have a recovery disc and a system image on disks created with Macrium Reflect two days ago.
I also have a recovery disc and a system image is created on an external hard drive Seagate two days ago. (I've read mixed reviews on these is currently working as a media of rescue with Win7 Pro).
I guess if I use the HP recovery disc I would be then just use any system image I prefer, without the recovery disk. Anyone know if it makes a difference at all which method to use?
My recommendation would be to restore using the image of MR (Macrium Reflect) you did.
But then, I used Mr. on all my PCs for years and am a big fan - having had it Miss ever in the years and years of use.
You will need boot from the boot of MR media (you did that right) and, if you photographed all the required partitions for the operating system, restore it on the new drive should take a few minutes, and when this is done, you reboot and everything should be OK.
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I'm having trouble installing Photoshop GS6 after installing the new hard drive. What do you suggest me? Tony.
You can also download the demo version of the software through the page linked below and then use your current serial number to activate it.
Don't forget to follow the steps described in the Note: very important Instructions in the section on the pages of this site download and have cookies turned on in your browser, otherwise the download will not work correctly.
I need to reinstall Adobe Acrobat 11.0 I bought in 2014. I lost my hard drive and need to install the new hard drive. No idea what I'm doing! Thank you!
This is the file I download - but when I go to the Setup process, I bought for the installation program Adobe Acrocat Pro XI (11.0.07). When I insert my serial number, he wanders as invalid. I am running Win 7 Pro. It worked fine on my old hard drive. I think I maybe win64. Does it matter?
Followed my previous inquiry, my hard drive crashed and lost my copy of Acropbat 9 in installing the new hard drive. How can I go to re - install Acrobat 9 from the disc, I hold. Thank you, Don Hamilton
Followed by my previous inquiry, my hard drive crashed and lost my copy of Acrobat 9 in the installation of the new hard drive. How can I go to re - install Acrobat 9 from the disc, I hold. Thank you, Don Hamilton
Just reinstall from the disc (or download it from https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/acrobat-8-9-product-downloads.html) and activate it with your serial number.
If your number of activations exceeds max (2), then you will need to contact customer service.
After installing a new hard drive to replace a disc that fails, can you install windows 7 and the other necessary "tricks" to re-setup and driver discs Dell came with the computer? or you buy a new copy of windows 7?
I can find the most recent versions are:
Windows XP x 86 http://ftp.dell.com/utility/Dell_System-Software_A06_R288017.exe
Windows XP x 64 http://ftp.dell.com/utility/Dell_System-Software_A07_R288023.exe
Windows Vista x 86 http://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER31331M/1/DSS_UTIL_WIN_R282536.EXE
Windows Vista x 64 http://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER88660M/8/Dell_System-Software_A06_R282537.exe
My HP G71 is 64-bit, 4 GB RAM and hard drive WD320BEVT. The laptop has more than 5 years of service and I want to replace with a new hard drive while performing a raw copy of the current. I have a dual boot Win 7/Ubuntu installation I want to keep on the new hard drive.
As I have not found a new HD of the same type and capacity, I would like to replace the current one with an another Western Digital 2.5 ", the IDE interface, but with a capacity of 0.5 to 1 TB (I choose one or the other).
-can I install one of these hard drives on this laptop? They are compatible with the current BIOS/chipset?
-If I make a raw copy of the 320 GB drive to the 0.5 or 1 TB, how would the current operating system partitions will be reflected in a higher capacity drive?
-J' bought an IDE/USB interface adapter as well as to make possible the raw copy, could you recommend, if these questions have the THUMB, a good free to use software that I could use?
Thanks for your help!
Yes I use Kubuntu and tried several times to just the entire disk image and it does not reproduce partitions Linux and Grub, but when you try to start Linux it will hang and say can not find the prior specific hard drive. So now I just make a backup of Windows and reinstall Kubuntu from scratch. Much easier. I think there are also Linux backup programs you can use, but never really saw the need.
I have a laptop Lenovo R61 on which I want to install a new hard drive, Kingston SSDNow V300 (60GB, 2.5 "), with Linux Mint.
I have a DVD of installation of Linux Mint. If I have the old hard drive installed, I can start from the DVD and enter Linux Mint where I can install it on the old hard drive.
If I change the hard drive for the new SSD, the computer starts only in part by the DVD (selection screen appears), then the computer automatically restarts. From AHCI in the BIOS (in Serial ATA menu) to compatibility did not change the behavior.
Any ideas how I can get Linux Mint installed on my new hard drive?
Welcome to the forum!
When you install the SSD drive, also use the metal housing and rubber rails? Are you sure that the SSD is correctly inserted in the Bay?
It could also be that the SSD is defective...
I have a windows 7 HP Pavilion dv6-6170us, with a 750 GB hard drive. I want to install a new hard drive I bought is a 1.5 TB hard drive. Now I have already that I tried to see if it is from the hard drive new larger East and I unplug the old hdd and put the new and it fits. However, I've not started because I don't know how recover/install new OS on it.
What should I do on my previous hard disk, because I know that my old drive hard as a recovery partition. Or do some recovery disks? I have to save my data to search for instructions on how to install os or the hard drive again.
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So I'm about to install a new hard drive in my dv7, but remove the battery cover, then said drag training with tap pull on the reader, but does not move any direction. I have never replaced a front disc on my laptop and do not want to damage anything. But what am I I miss it please help.
Kenny sent me a personal massage with his problem on how to remove the hard drive, so it was my response to him. Finally the problem was the tab which had to be pulled to remove the drive was hidden below, there was nothing to shoot. For someone who never removed a hard disk, this would not be an obvious thing to understand.
There are a whole bunch of pictures that I sent to him I thought to be very useful here. The photos are of a dv8.
It should be just sitting there. You have a digital camera. If you do I will help you with the steps to upload a few photos so I can see what is happening. What is your new model number. You can also use a small screwdriver to lift gently over the blue of Assembly seats.
Hi everyone, I have the macbook pro 13 "mid-2012. I had a problem with my old hard drive to replace it with the new hard drive.
But there is a problem with the operating system installation.
I'm following the instructions in the internet
1. Press command + r, then recovery of the internet running
2. go in disk utility and erase the new harrdisk
3 reinstall Mac OS x: set up and install a new copy of the lion
4. then there are screen appear: to download and restore of Mac OS X, your computer eligibility is checked with Apple. Then I click on continue.
5. after that, it has screen appear "the request has expired.
What is the bad guy? Someone please help
Your Internet connection may be suspect. Use a place where you connect with the Ethernet. You can also go to an Apple store and ask them to help you.
My hard drive died in my M10 Pro Satellite so I decided to adapt to another.
It fits very well in the caddy, but just does not want to slot into place correctly as something seems to be stopped.
The M10 only accepts a certain brand/model?
Also, nobody knows this as the largest capacity M10 will accept?
Thank you very much.
As much as I know should not be problem at all. Take the old and the new HARD drive and compare the connectors. I hope that they are the same. I can only imagine that the new HD is not placed correctly in the HARD drive bracket. Make sure that the new is placed as an old man after his retirement from the laptop.
As for max capacity of HARD drive, there is no precise information and we can only speculate on this. Try to use the search option on this forum. Maybe someone already talked to upgrade the HDD on Sam/Satellite Pro M10.
The fact is that Satellite Pro comes with 30, 40 and 60 GB hard drives. How many GB does your new HARD drive?
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