Question about reinstalling windows on a laptop that came with it, but the hard drive failed and had to be replaced.
OK, until recently, the hard drive of my laptop couldn't, and I had to replace, no biggie, I really care about this laptop in any case. Then I threw ubuntu top and let it go from there. But recently, I wonder, if I could get windows again for her, for free. I am sure that it is not under warranty, but I could go and check of 90 percent. I have no back ups for it because it was cheap.
HP Pavilion G6-2235us
Bought in the United States
Provided with Windows 8
Yes, if the hard drive has been installed you can just catch a Windows ISO-8 8.1 is not available now and make an own Install.Then, if you have the sticker of the product key on the back of your laptop use the product key to activate. Devices with Windows 8 generally have incorporated in their BIOS product key and use the following tool to get the product key:
Then, you can use the key to activate. In the meantime, here is the link to download windows ISO 8.1 and generate the installation media
Later you can improve Windows 10 too if you wish.
Let us know if you have any other questions.
Recently, my hard drive crashed and had to be replaced. How can I reinstall Lightroom?
Here is a link to the trial version:
It comes to the trial version, but it can be activated with your existing serial number. If you do not have your serial number, but that you have registered your Adobe Lightroom then you can log into your account enter your serial number. If you register your software and you do not have a record of your serial number, then you need to contact Adobe. Serial numbers are crucial, and it takes to ensure that you have access to them for situations like the one you are in.
I feel like I spent it or should I say lost my whole day on Adobe cat just tell them that I have to post on the forum, because they are not able to help me.
I bought a version Windows of CS4 in 2009 and recently had a hard drive failure I have to reinstall everything. How can I make it work again now that the serial number is no longer valid. Team Adobe cat said that the team here will be able to send me a link to a download or something. Feeling extremely frustrated and you want just my computer to be all back to normal, so I can get back to work. Help, please!
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Packed HARD driveIf my HARD drive crashes and I have to replace, can I reinstall Windows 7 on the same computer? How the product key is affected? He still believes that I am still on the old HDD?
If my HARD drive crashes and I have to replace, can I reinstall Windows 7 on the same computer? How the product key is affected? He still believes that I am still on the old HDD?
Not at all.
If you have Windows 7 with an OEM license agreement (it came pre-installed on the computer is the most likely scenario for this, but you can buy OEM copies so) or you have a license to retail (upgrade or full version) - the way your question is worded is very specific - you * can * install Windows 7 costs/clean on this same system as much as you wish. A new hard drive won't stop you activation - well that at some point, you need to activate by phone, as opposed to over the Internet.
Now - if the motherboard is replaced and it's licensed OEM and replacement was not that of the OEM that probably set up your computer... Then you have a problem.
Unless you happen to have a license of Windows 7 retail sales, so it is not related to the computer (motherboard).
I'll update the hard drive wiping and reloading the software I want, get rid of the junk that I have collected over the years. I backed up my data, photos and music from My Documents, etc. but I can't figure out how I can save my email so that when I reinstall Thunderbird I can just empty files saved in the program and I'm back in business. I'm sure that's not hard, but I don't know the meaning of "Computerese" I get lost in technical language. How can I do this?
Thanks for your help.
If you have saved your whole Documents & Settings (or 'Users' since Vista) then you have probably already what you need.
Thunderbird stores your data and profile settings.
(Firefox also uses its own profile).
I had a hard drive crash and had to move all the data again. Now, I get an error saying that my Visa is not an authorized version. How can I find the product key to reactivate?
Vista Product Code questionI had a hard drive crash and had to move all the data again. Now, I get an error saying that my Visa is not an authorized version. How can I find the product key to reactivate? I don't have the sticker on the back and the software I have does not have the code? I bought this laptop DELL at Best Buy a little more than a year.Thank you.
This problem may occur if you make a significant hardware change. See the link provided below.
Error message when you start Windows Vista: "your activation period has expired".
If the OS came preinstalled Dell you may need to contact Dell technical support for assistance.
I accidently deleted pictures from the camera chip while it was in drive d:, but before that I copied them to the hard drive. Is there a way to recover?
What version of Windows are you using?
If it is deleted from the memory card, it can not be recovered. However, there are some third-party applications or the tool that will help you recover photos. If you have saved the pictures on the hard drive and deleted, so you can check in the trash.
Note: Using third-party software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third-party software can be solved. Software using third party is at your own risk.
I can't remove the cover from below even after the removal of all the obvious screws and so I can not replace the hard drive
Recently had another poster with similar problem. Paris you have same model that he does-is not an easy task to change the hard drive.
After the hard drive failed, I changed my computer and reinstalled LR5. I've updated LR5 a few weeks before my computer crashed, so for you my serial number is up-to-date. After having read a few tutorials, I suspect this deactivation were not made before
After the hard drive failed, I changed my computer and reinstalled LR5. I've updated LR5 a few weeks before my computer crashed, so for you my serial number is up-to-date. After reading some tutorials, I'm suspecting this disabling was not made before reinstalling... Recommendations on resettlement in this case?
You actually have a renewal LR5 problem or ask yourself what you need to do?
Download and install the update LR 5.6 from here: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates
Enter your LR 5 serial number and you should be ready. If something doesn't work, then, please describe the problem in detail.
OK, I'm not exactly super tech savvy but I can manage. Here's my dilemma. I clicked a bad link in a Yahoo search and started getting all sorts of flashing messages that my laptop has been infected. The next thing I know... Windows (I have Vista) crashed and does not now.
Question #1 - so... can I spend $85 and make it my buddy to the computer to reinstall Vista... or can I invest in upgrading to Windows 7?
Question #2-si I do it myself, can I just go ahead an installation of Windows 7 since I have no operating system on it because Vista won't load?
I'd appreciate any help I can get with that. I really think that whatever it is, I would be smart to buy Windows so I have to drive since it is not come with the laptop or my all-in-one.
If necessary, you can record all necessary data (files) by putting the hard drive as 2nd in another computer
or in an external box and copy of the data on the removable memory (CD, DVD, USB key or)
The physical disks in Vista can be purchased cheaply system machine since you already own windows.
Ask them about Windows 7 as they could also make a case here. Normally, it would be more advantageous for you
to buy the disks of Vista and then upgrade to Windows 7 (unless the system manufacturer has a special offer).
Before upgrade you to Windows 7 make sure that the system and the software will run you on it.
To run the Upgrade Advisor you will need Vista work. Check with your system manufacturer support
and/or support of any specific manufacturer of the device to make sure the drivers are available for your system.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisorhttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx
Also check the Compatibility Center
I hope this helps.
Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.
I have a portable satellite, and I must confess that I do not understand why everything should be formatted when reinstalling the system.
I have several questions if someone could help please.
Is it possible to reinstall Windows without losing programs installed?
If I use the restore CD, all partitions will be deleted or only C:?
Thank you very much!!
> Is it possible to reinstall Windows without losing programs installed?
No, because programs written entries in the Windows registry and sometimes in the Windows folder.
If you need to reinstall all programs after reinstallation of Windows.
> If I use the restore CD, all partitions will be deleted or only C:?
If you use the recovery disk will be formatted the whole HARD drive then back up your data first.
After reinstalling Windows, you save your data on the HARD disk again.
After a Windows Update I received a notice that my version of windows was not authentic, which is false because I had windows on my laptop because I got it 4 years ago. Recently, I had to have the changed HARD drive as it corrupts. Installed new HARD drive and partition it a space in which the old files to hard drives. Seemed to turn very well when HARD drives were exchanged and windows installed on the new drive until windows update. My Microsoft certificate key is passed out to illegible but I don't have the product key for the OEM version. Any help would be great, thanks.
If Windows was preinstalled on your computer, you can enable using the code from the sticker on the computer. If you can not read the sticker more, you will need to contact the computer company he built.
If you purchased Windows from the store, you can enable using the code of the case/box/CD. If you can't read it, you must contact the retailer who sells to you.
Could Netflix streaming on the computer and look at the poster on the monitor have shortened the life expectancy of the hard drive at all? Otherwise, I do not use the computer that much, and I'm surprised that the drive lasted only 1 1/3 years. What part of a computer using streaming more? The processor, hard drive, both?
No, I sincerely doubt that the photos could cause such a problem.
If the drive is empty, do a full format (not quick format) to make it clean.
Just to be sure, it will be useful if you could do a bad sector scan.
Here is a link to help you with bad sectors.
When cross you again the problem, bring it to a HP service center and fix it.
Have a good!
Had a hard drive crash and had to reinstall Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended. None of the serial numbers or activation codes I have used in the past are considered to be "valid" at the entrance. Help!
Hard drives fail. When they do, I have to reload all my programs on the new drive. Everything goes without a hitch, BUT for ADOBE ACROBAT. How can I get this program purchased a valid activation code or serial number? I'm supposed to have a perpetual license, technical support function. The Chat group is not able to help, for some unknown reason. Adobe makes more difficult every time it happens for me to get the program run again. Makes me want to switch to another program. [email protected] is my email. Thank you!
your serial number is unchanged.
Use the installation file of the program (acrobat 9 pro ext) that corresponds to your serial number.
Several members of the family of my friends that I sometimes provide technical assistance for are still under XP SP3 on their systems. These systems are too outdated and underpowered to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, and it will probably be some time until they are able to upgrade to a more recent hardware capable of running most modern versions of Windows.
If in the meantime, something happens to one of their computers requiring a reinstall of Windows after support for XP purposes, but before they can get a newer computer, I have a few questions about what will happen:
- Is there still a way to activate their existing copies of XP during installation process?
- While I understand that new patches, updates, patches & will be is no longer provided, existing patches will be available through the Microsoft Update service so that I would be able to get those computers to update state that they would be about to XP supported ends, or do I have to search elsewhere to try & find these updates? (It would be nice if Microsoft put up a cumulative update that would be sort of a mega-patch for people in this situation to be able to get back to the most current state systems, but I would not be surprised if there wasn't such a thing).
Anyone know the answers to these questions?
You should be able to clean install and activate Windows XP. You should be able to upgrade as well, even if the wise move would be to get the updates stored on portable media or integrated into a multimedia installation (or both) as soon as POSSIBLE if the plan is to continue using Windows XP for a while.
My suggestion is to set up and to buy Windows 7 Professional renovated systems / lease from places like TigerDirect.com - as pricing is generally about the same as just a license for Windows 7 or a little professional, the hardware specifications of these machines are likely machines Windows XP current in use, using something like the PC Mover take care of Laplink and Microsoft to move files (or for the more than 25 USD the) applications that can be moved as well) to the new system of the former is possible, and Windows 7 will get updated until 2020.
Recently research I've seen systems to Windows 7 Professional for as little as 150 USD with 4 GB of memory and dual core processors. Not bad.
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