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alexandercle
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how to download a windows installation disc for pavilion dv7-6b78us

After F11, try to restore system, my screen asking for Windows installation discs. I don't have. How could I download one. cant find it from HP support yet.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: how to download a windows installation disc for pavilion dv7-6b78us

Hi:

 

You cannot download recovery disks. They must be purchased from HP.

 

You can read the info at the link below on how to do that.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07143&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

 

You can however, download and make your own plain Windows 7 installation DVD if you can read the 25 character Windows 7 product key on the bottom of your PC.

 

Here's how:

 

If you can read the 25 character Microsoft windows 7 product key, you can download plain Windows 7 ISO files to burn to a DVD for the version of windows that came installed on your PC, and that is listed on the Microsoft COA sticker on your PC's case.

 

Burn the ISO using the Burn ISO option on your DVD burning program and burn at the slowest possible speed your program will allow. This will create a bootable DVD.

 

Use the 25 character product key on the PC to activate the installation.

 

The key will activate either a 32 or 64 bit installation.

 

Then go to the PC's support and driver page to install the drivers you need.

 

Link to the W7 ISO file downloads is below.

 

http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/

 

Paul

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