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HP a450n Disk Drive Replacement

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October 22, 2012 10:29:53 PM

I'm looking to purchase a new IDE HDD for an old a450n to just play with. The original HDD crashed, problem is I can't find the XP recovery discs and they aren't avail from HP anymore. Any dieas how I might get XP on this machine and get it back and working on a new HDD?
October 23, 2012 2:03:09 AM

What do you mean by crashed? Can you restore the recovery partition and copy it to the new drive.
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October 23, 2012 2:28:15 AM

Phil: Thanks for responding, I had a physical failure of the HDD and paid to have pics and docs recovered, no programs or OS recovery (partition).
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October 23, 2012 2:32:26 AM

If your PC meets the minimum Windows 7 standards, then I would install Windows 7.
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October 23, 2012 1:28:12 PM

if you know someone that has the same OS and has a CD, make a copy of the CD and use it to install the OS using your Product Key on the computer.
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