new hard drive for laptop computer tried to install windows XP
Just fitted new hard drive for laptop computer tried to install windows XP, continues by saying can not find any hard disk. any help would be appreciated
· What is the brand and model of the laptop?
· What is the full error message?
· The new hard drive detected in BIOS?
I suggest you to contact the manufacturer of the laptop computer for more help and information.
I have a laptop dv7-3140el and HD samsung HM641JI 640GB 2.5 "SATA 5400 RPM (to replace car failure). To buy a new hard drive I have to take the same or I can take 7200 RPM instead of 5400? What technical specifications should I look for when buying a hard drive for computer laptop dv7-3140el? I wouldn't make a bad purchase!
Sorry for my bad English
Here are a few points to note when replacing your HARD drive:
You are not limited to any particular drive manufacturer.
The speed of rotation of the disc can be 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM
The new drive HARD should be at least the same capacity (or slightly more is okay) as the original drive - mounting a drive smaller than the original often causes risks with recovery media.
The player at the link below is an example of one that would be perfect for your laptop.
If necessary, the procedure to replace the hard drive begins on Page 47 of your maintenance & Service Guide.
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I have connected my pc today and noticed that my activation stated that my product key is not valid after several months of use! I always been updated on system updates and activated the pc after reinstalling windows 7 ultimate on a new hard drive. I receive the error 0xC004F063 of the activation process. This indicates that the BIOS is missing a required license. I contacted Microsoft by phone and by the representative of the India was not attentive and no help at all!
All I want is my key is valid again so that I can continue on with the help of my pc normally. Help, please! I have a genuine Windows 7 Ultimate key and it has been installed on a new SSD for the same computer laptop that I use the key.
Click Start, right click computer
Click on properties
Scroll down to the Windows Activation
Click on the link change product key
Enter the product key located on the COA sticker at the bottom of the laptop and click next to activate via the Internet.
COA certificate of authenticity:
What is the certificate of authenticity for Windows?
I installed a new hard drive and re installed windows vista. I can't install SP1 because it is not supported anymore. Can I install SP2?
- Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
- Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
How to troubleshoot Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 service pack installation issues
Manually install the SP1 and SP2 then.
The links above will advise you where to get the standalone etc versions.
- Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
I have a new hard drive in my laptop but cannot get any internet connection.
There is no Windows.I can't even Toshiba settings on my laptop.
How can I do this? Do I have to buy a recovery disk?
On the Toshiba site I tried to order a disk, but each time he asks the serial number, and when I type in, it keeps many say please entry.
I can't get anywhere with it.
The site below may be worth it. I him have not used it myself.
It is not free, but if it does what it claims, it might be useful. In my opinion, it gives a money back guarantee in any case.
the title of the piece you're looking for is "guaranteed trouble: use easy recovery Essentials»
I hope this helps.
I have a XPS 9000 with a hard drive. Now, I would like to remove the hard drive and put an SSD in its place. Then, I would like to do a clean reinstall of win 64. But Dell no longer provides the physical copies of windows. So, how can I move my copy of win 7 64 on the new drive?
Any help would be appreciated.
You can create the recovery (using Dell DataSafe local) discs, or you can order Dell reinstallation media. Dell does not provide media automatically with your purchase (except if you so specify when ordering), but you can order it after the sale. Call support... or someone will probably provide the link here shortly.
I'm fixing my laptop aunts. He a presario c500 compaq running windows vista. I bought a new hard drive. I would like to install windows 7. She could get windows 7 discs for free when she got off the computer, windows 7 was not yet. They have offered free windows 7 for people who bought the PC just before its release. Is it too late? I guess it's too late. Is there anyway I can get windows 7 for free? Or is there any discount for the upgrade to vista. I can't afford windows 7 discs.
In my opinion, it's too late to get a free version or price reduced from Windows 7. This offer was available about two or three years, if my memory is good.
You can Contact HP and ask.
My HP Envy m6-1205dx son is a notebook of 2013. The screen was broken and I replaced one. Now he says that there is not a BONE, I tried to install a full version of Windows 7 Professional, and he said that he there was not a boot device. I've reconfigured the BIOS to boot with the CD/DVD ROM and it started installing. When he arrives at the point of asking where to put the installation there is no option. I checked the connection to the hard drive and it is not a problem here. I think to buy a new hard drive to install the Windows 7 operating system, I am afraid that it will not work or he will say that I need to install the drivers. This laptop originally supplied with Windows 8. Can I install this version of Windows on this laptop? If I need to install the drivers how can I get them? It cannot be a website to download the drivers on your computer. I can't do without the computer having an operating system. I downloaded some drivers from a link, I saw on You Tube and put it on a flash drive, but none was consistent, one of them did read on a different/more older computer I tried to install this OS on and it says that the driver was out of date. It seems to me that a (FULL VERSION) drivers and everything else you might need. I'm not computer savvy, so I do not know! I'm just trying to save my investment of $600 on this computer without spending $300. I can get a new hard drive for $80 and it was on that I would go; However, I will buy a new Windows 8 operating system if it is the only option.
There is no device driver Windows 7 for your model, only Windows 8:
If there is no driver, your PC may not work correctly (No. LAN or WiFi, Audio, USB, etc.) after the installation of Windows 7.
Check your hard drive, if the laptop has been abandoned the drive may be defective and must be replaced.
You can order a support of HP recovery:
J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com
I was wondering if I bought a new hard drive for my Compac SR5450F will be work from my original restore on anybrand disk or do I have the original hard drive that accompany it. If I have the same need could you show me where to order on HP.
The Compaq SR5450F comes with a 500 GB Sata hard drive. You must replace it with a disk of size equal to or greater.
The Spec is 3.5 "SataII / 3GB / s 32 MB cache. Seagate and WD Black are very popular.
I installed a new hard drive for my dell Inspiron 1525 and try to install windows 7. He asks me to install the driver. How to do it
Using the Dell recovery disks to reinstall?
The origonal drive failed?
If you are using a real MS win dvd during the first part of the installation it can not find a drive or ask a driver, then the driver is obtained from Dell, specific to your model, its likely the driver sata, you need to download to say a USB and then point to this file when the installation application the third-party driver.
I recently bought a new hard drive for my HP6930 so I can switch between my work and home demands (they cannot reside on the same hardware).
Both drives are Fujitsu SATA 160 GB.
After swapping the drives and boot from CD to install the operating system - I get a BSOD, hardware failure - "the system was arrested to prevent damage...". "with a comment about the check of the hard drive.
Can anyone provide insight into what I'm doing wrong?
You can integrate the drivers Sata (ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI) and burn a new cd XP with nLite .
I just installed a new hard drive. and reinstalled a clean copy of Windows 8.1. Windows 10 waiting to be installed. I have licensed copies of Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 5 and 12 elements with Acrobat Standard. The Adobe programs are now asking
I just installed a new hard drive. and reinstalled a clean copy of Windows 8.1. Windows 10 waiting to be installed. I have licensed copies of Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 5 and 12 elements with Acrobat Standard. The Adobe programs are now asking to be uninstalled and reinstalled I can understand. However, should I do before moving on to Windows 10?
I had to erase my hard drive, lost everything, but I re-installed windows 7 and it would not accept my key, do I have to buy a new key?
Original title: Activation of Windows 7?
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 already have Vista running. Last week I had to run the recovery disc that came with my laptop, now I am hearing cracking and screetching coming from the hard drive and it does not start. I intend to buy a new hard drive and replace it myself. How can I move the new Vista of the old hard drive?
My computer did come with an installation disc, only a recovery disk.
Probably you need to use the product key on your computer to activate Windows.
Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world to help.
When I upgraded to Win 8 on my pc, I decided to install my copy of Win7 on my computer laptop girls as well as an upgraded HARD drive. As we had all two Dell Inspiron Laptops and his laptop was in use, I installed the new HARD drive in my laptop and proceeded to the installation and updates at my ease.I made the mistake to activate the Windows 7 successfully while the new HARD drive in my laptop.My problem is when I mount the HARD drive in my Dell laptop, it took re activation of girls and he does not accept the key.Can anyone help?Thank you, SimonOriginal title: the woes of Activation
14 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 you upgrade, you can no longer use the software upgrade of.
The OEM of Windows 7 versions are identical to the versions commercial full license with the following exception:
-OEM versions don't offer any free direct support from Microsoft technical support Microsoft
-OEM Licenses are tied to the computer first you install and activate it on
-OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard
-OEM versions does not move directly from an older Windows operating system
What is OEM software? :
You can purchase a license upgrade and convert the license for use on the new system:
Where can I still get Windows 7?
Full version - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate - full version
Full version - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version upgrade - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade
Version upgrade - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade
Version upgrade - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade
When you get the license for the corresponding edition, follow these steps:
Press Windows key + R
Type: slui.exe 3
Enter the new product key, and then click next to activate via the Internet.
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