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Putting in a new hard drive and installing windows xp

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#1 wayne937


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

I am putting a new harddrive in a HP Pavilian Notebook Computer, series DV5000. I had to order an HP Recovery Disk for windows XP as there was not any recovery disk available for this computer. I would like to be made aware of any problems I may encounter before I start loading XP onto a new harddrive. What Microsoft product number will I use for the software. Hopefully this number will be located on the outside of the disk when I receive it, or should I use the one on the bottom of the computer. This disk is on order and has not arrived yet. Will there is any problems activating XP with a new harddrive installed? Thanks for any help you can suggest.

Ordered Harddrive from here: http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Samsung,Laptop,Part,HM160HC.aspx

I ordered the HP Restore Disk from this location: http://restoredisks.com/contactus.aspx

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

product key on bottom of computer. put in disk, set to boot from cd, follow on screen instructions.

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