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Switching hard drives


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#1 2bornot2b

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:50 PM

I took a hard drive from a Hewlett Packard Media-Center PC, Model #m7640n, which had several non-hard drive issues like a dead power supply and placed it in a Dell Dimension 4700 replacing its drive. Now I have a Dell Pc with a HP hard drive and HP monitor,mouse,and keyboard. All other Dell parts and software were discarded by the previous owner. Both were running Windows XP. I had to revalidate Windows XP with Microsoft. Now I am having some driver issues. How do I get the HP hard drive to update the drivers for the Dell Pc or visa versa? I don't have any driver disks for the HP either.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:12 PM

You need to go into the add/remove programs and remove any HP drivers, then go onto dells website and find the drivers specific for your model computer, and download and install them. The hard drive in and of itself makes no real difference, a hard drive is a hard drive, the only thing that makes a difference is the software installed on it, once you remove any HP drivers and install the dell drivers located here you should be good to go.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

Thanks, I did that and solved most of the problems except can't find a driver for the multi media audio controller. Am going to google "computer drivers" and see if I can download an audio driver that will give me sound. Thanks again.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

theres one on that link I provided for you, second down says audio

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