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Installing An Os On An Hd In An Hp


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#1 klink1956

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:54 AM

Hi all,
I need some help here.
I'm working on an HP desktop for a friend.
I had to replace the hard drive. I cannot get it to take the Windows key during the install.
I tried Home, Pro and MCE 2002.
According to the sticker the original OS was MCE 2005. I'm guessing the edition has allot to do with acceptance of the key?
I cannot use the restore disks as they do not exist.
There is no factory partition to utilize either because it is a new drive (the other one is toast)
Any suggestions?

Thanks,
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:01 AM

Hi, I have not had much to do with HP but this link might explain it also there is a link at the bottom on how to order a recovery disk.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...=en&lang=en
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:06 AM

You can usually order a recovery disk for HP's and have them within 4 or 5 days. They usually cost under $20 US, and will contain everything needed to reset the computer to the way it was when it left the factory.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:05 AM

I guess recovery disks are the answer,
Thanks for the help

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