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Can I install my HP Pavilion 500-205t HD in HP Pavilion 500-...

Q: Can I install my HP Pavilion 500-205t HD in HP Pavilion 500-...

My HP Pavilion 500-205t was destroyed by a lightning strike. The HD is o.k. I have purchased an HP Pavilion 500-490 because the specs were very close. I want to use my 205t HD. Both computers are Core i3-4130, have 1 TB 7200 SATA 6G 3.5 HDs, same OS (Windows 7 Pro 64). My question is: can I swap them out, or do I need to get an external HD enclosure and copy the 205t to the 490? If I need the external HD enclosure, looks like aluminum would be best, but would like recommendation for one which would hold my HD.
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A:will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

Actually that's a hard question, generally its not possible to install another motherboard, sometimes it is. In this case one is an AMD platform and the other is an Intel platform, there could be tons of differences in mounting holes, physical design, clearance, connectors, heat dissipation requirements, cooling systems, etc. Laptops are not like desktops that use more standardized designs.
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Having now tried over 15 companies, including HP, I am becoming frustrated.
Does anyone know where the lead can be purchased?
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A:how to install from USB on HP Pavilion 6310y PC

Hi: Some PC's can't boot from a USB flash drive. If you tap the F9 key at the beginning of the HP welcome screen, you should get a boot options menu, and if the PC can boot from a usb port, you will see the USB port listed as a boot option.  Select the USB boot option and hit the enter key. If you still can't boot from a USB port, I recommend you just make a W10 installation DVD, and install via the DVD drive if the PC comes with a DVD drive.
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You need the CD's from HP. Contact them and order the CD's for this system. Most run at about $20.00 US.
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Hi, It si too late now therfore you can use the following option:   Regards.
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There may be a key like F2 on start up that might say boot menu or similar. Or get into bios by tapping a key and change the boot order to CD to first Save and Exit.

here are the usual keys for entering Bios to press on startup.
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 When Windows 10 was installed on your computer, a "fingerprint" of your computer was registered at Microsoft.This "fingerprint" entitles you to reinstall Windows 10 _without_ the requirement to enter a 25-character license-key. Download Windows 10 for free: another computer, and write a DVD disk.  Boot your computer from that DVD disk. It will be the "generic" Windows 10, i.e., no HP-specific software that came with the original Windows 8. At the site:  enter your model-number to search for HP-specific updates & software.
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A:What HDD should I install in a HP Pavilion DV7-4183CL?

It will take any 2.5 inch wide SATA laptop hard drive. The real question is how much space do you want to add and what is your budget? The second hard drive will not be bootable so it is purely a place to store files. 500 gig drives are not expensive and 500 gigs is a ton of space for music, pictures, even movies.  You are going to need a second hard drive caddy and connector: If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.
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A:Can I install a SSD drive on a HP Pavilion g6 1005-sq ?

Yeah. No problem. See page 45 of the Manual here: Service Manual You can install any 2.5 inch wide SATA SSD. Samsung Evo 850 is a good one widely available on and elsewhere. Get at least a 240 gig model. Smaller than that creates installation problems for software and is too small to use comfortably for very long.  Windows 7 or higher will "just work" with an SSD; no need to tinker with BIOS or registry. Post back if you need help with software migration/reinstallation.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.
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They left out a step in the instructions, with the disc in the drive and restart the PC, start tapping F9 key repeatedly when you see the HP logo, this should bring up the advanced boot options page, select your cd/dvd drive and hit enter key several times.
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A:install a second hard drive on pavilion 550-126

Hi @wreavesjr! You can install another HDD in the PC since there's a free SATA port.As for the power cable, if your has multiple SATA connectors you can use it to plug the secondary HDD to the system as well. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Cheers!
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If you are going to do this, Please back up all your files that you want to keep.

You might want to start your laptop up from cd. and Windows Setup should see all the Hard Drives/Disks on you laptop there will only be one on you laptop but it could be partitioned.

Any more help just ask,

Have a nice day,

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A:HP Pavilion x2 - 10-k010nr Ubuntu install

Hi @BillyBob123  Welcome to the HP Support Forums! I understand that you wish to install a different operating system for your notebook. I am happy to help with the issue, but as an FYI, HP only provides drivers for windows 8.1 for that model of notebook, and so will not support Ubuntu on that device. I would recommend that you make a set of recovery disks before you think of installing an unsupported operating system to give you at least a recovery option. In terms of the issue with the cd not reading it is most likely going to have to do with the cd itself. The notebook is almost certainly UEFI enabled, and so if you put in any bootable device it has to have an UEFI partition, unless you enable legacy support in the BIOS. Take a look at these:About UEFI and the Startup MenuEnable Legacy Boot Mode -
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Here is the link to download UEFI: This package provides the HP UEFI Support Environment version in supported models that are running a supported operating system.UEFI and Custom ImagingThe HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI must be run from a FAT or FAT32 partition with a partition name of "HP_TOOLS" or "EFI".This installer will give you the option to install to the HDD or a USB drive.If you install to the HDD and the HP_TOOLS or EFI partition is not present, the installer will prompt you to create the partition.If you install to a USB drive, the installer will rename the partition on the USB drive to HP_TOOLS.If you use a custom image, you can create the HP_TOOLS partition manually with type FAT32 and make the partition name HP_TOOLS.Caution- The HP_TOOLS partition is not protected and can therefore be deleted.- Backing up the computer using the Windows® Complete PC and other backup software does not back up the HP_TOOLS partition.For these reasons, HP recommends that you do not place additional data on the HP_TOOLS or EFI partition. Because the partition is not backed up, corruption or failure of the partition will result in loss of all data on the partition, plus loss of UEFI functionality.You can find more information on
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Hi, John: You should be able to run W7 just fine on that PC. The only possible issue would be that the card reader won't work. It will work on Vista but I don't know about W7. Run the free windows 7 upgrade advisor and see what it reports. As far as getting a copy of W7... The cheapest way I can think of is to find a W7 Home Premium upgrade kit on eBay. New and sealed would be best, but if the product has been used and the OS removed from the PC it was previously installed on, you can reactivate the software by phone by calling the Microsoft toll free activation phone number. You would have to do a clean (custom) install upgrading from XP to W7.
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SMR. What is the model number of your WiFi??? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO
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So please if anybody knows how to fix this proble, help me out

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Please also notice that the BIOS doesn't allow me to make any modifications except for some minor ones (like select boot priority, or enable USB 3.0), as the rest of the MAIN features are greyed out .

Can anyone please help me with this issue?


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A:My HP Pavilion dv6-6c13nr Wireless Driver Will Not Install

the version that I have and that I installed is Windows 7 Ultimate. Click to expand...

did you purchase this W7 and is it genuine - we often see networking issues with NON-Genuine copies of windows

Why did you not just re-install
The version of Windows 7 that shipped with the PC was Windows 7 Home PremiumClick to expand...

W7 Home Prenium

On the PC you will have a CoA label and the Key to use W7 Home Premium
download the ISO from here and create a bootable DVD
and install using the CoA key on the PC
then you have a genuine copy of windows on the PC

once you have done that , see if you still have issues with the wireless drivers

in order to identify which wireless adapter you have - do this
How to identify hardware in Device Manager

right click on the device with a yellow!

from the menu choose
Click on the Details Tab
Under the Property - drop down
Select hardware ids
Right click and select all
Then right click again and select copy
Copy and paste that information here

You should see a code similar to this


please reply with the full code for your device(s)

The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:


Vendor ID = 8086
Device ID = 008A

Post back those two numbers make sure we know which is vendor ID and which is device ID

These codes can be looked up at this site

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Vendor ID code 8086 is for this vendor - Intel Corporation
Device ID code 008A is for this device - Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030
Unknown Device Identifier enables you to identify the yellow question mark labeled Unknown Devices in Device Manager.

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Have you tried HP site direct !
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With the DVD in the drive and booting from it, does it give you the option to format the hard drive first?
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Quote: Originally Posted by zoomont


I intend to do a clean install of Win 7 Home premium on my HP pavilion dv4-2045dx. I will do this by running ISO image off the desktop which I have already downloaded and extracted. If this desktop is on the partition you wish to remove to do a clean install you cant do it. If there is a recovery partition you can park it there unless you intend to delete that partition as well.. The easiest (and fastest) way is to put the image un a USB thumb drive. I clean install every three months in under 20 mins.

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1.) Do I need all the "SwSetup" components or just the "Drivers" folder?

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