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Posted 31 October 2014 - 03:24 AM
Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:46 PM
Since you have Win 7 HP installation disk and the Dell drivers disk that is all you really need to set your computer up and running on your new hard drive. In fact i am surprised when you say you have both these disks and a recovery partition.
If you really want these Windows apps that are apparently missing it might be worth your while to re-install Windows. Failing that, I would go for the free VLC player -
And for the picture manager I would go for Irfanview and its associated thumbnail viewer, which is another free download from here -
You should also get the plug-ins for Irfanview, from the same place. I use both these applications, fairly intensively. Also, for the Adobe reader -
As for your question about copy/pasting your recovery partition, I can think of no reason why it shouldn't work but it might want you to create a small partition to put it in for it to work properly. Personally, I would be more concerned about saving any of my data that is still on this failing drive before it gives up the ghost completely.
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