11-28-2017 03:29 PM
Hard drive is gone. I need to install OS and drivers. There is not a way to boot from usb in the bios. Does the updated bios have usb port visibility? Or do I burn the windows 7 install iso file to dvd? and boot from that.
How do I update the other drivers that i downloaded.
This pc, whle old is perfect first pc for grandson so want to get it running.
11-28-2017 11:08 PM - edited 11-28-2017 11:10 PM
Your system's specifications: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02155464/
Downloads (manuals, device-drivers, et cetera): https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p6000-Desktop-PC-series/3884665
all date from 2009 or 2010.
So, connecting a brand-new disk-drive to replace a disk-drive from 2008 or 2009 or 2010 is probably a good idea.
One of the downloads is the "HP Support Assistant". It will help you update your HP software.
Yes, booting from a CD/DVD should work.
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11-29-2017 06:30 AM
I have tried to install the os that I downloaded. The bios does not see the file on the dvd in the dvd drive, else it would start to execute the os install from the dvd.
the file that i have on dvd is the windows 7 oem ISO file which i created with the microsoft dvd app.
I also tried to use the iso file on a usb drive but I don't believe this bios even looks to a usb port for a boot, else the bios boot sequencer would see the usb in the port and include it.
11-29-2017 09:55 AM
> I have tried to install the os that I downloaded. The bios does not see the file on the dvd in the dvd drive,
On another computer, if you see exactly ONE file on the DVD, you have not correctly written the ISO file to the DVD.
You must use special software that takes the '.iso' file from your disk-drive, and writes it onto a DVD.
Windows 7/8/10 has built-in software -- just double-click on the '.iso' file to launch that software.
> the file that i have on dvd is the windows 7 oem ISO file which i created with the microsoft dvd app.
Again, there should be several files & folders on the DVD, not just "one".
> I also tried to use the iso file on a usb drive but I don't believe this bios even looks to a usb port for a boot,
Most "modern" computers can boot from a correctly-formatted USB disk-drive.