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October 12, 2013 9:47:00 AM

Hello. Id like to know if its possible to download hp recovery image for HP Pavilion dv7 7106ei. Ive looked around but cant find it. HP told me i can buy a cd but it cost R950($100 roughly). please help
a b $ Windows 7
October 12, 2013 6:39:07 PM

Don't buy a recovery disk. Download a free Windows 7 image of the same version that you use from HERE and burn to a DVD. Use your activation code on the computer stick to activate.
October 13, 2013 12:47:44 AM

THanks for reply. Ive done that and downloaded all drivers from HP and installed and updated them. However theres an issue with copying files. When i copy a file from or two an external or usb or copy withing my hard drive it slows down my system that its almost not possible to anything. My laptop specs are:

i7 3610QM
120GB SSD
16GB ram
Nvidia Geforce GT 630m 2gb
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a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2013 7:23:08 AM
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I suspect that it may be your SSD, I've seen that issue a few times. I would back all files and then do a secure erase of the SSD and a clean installation of Windows 7 and all the latest drivers starting with the chipset driver.
October 13, 2013 7:47:12 AM

Ok thanks I will try that. Thanks
a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2013 8:47:41 AM

Also insure that you set your bios SATA mode to AHCI just before the fresh install, it performs better than IDE mode if it is available.
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