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Pavillion 27-a210 ATA hard drive failure help please

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Pavillion all in one 27-a210
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I cannot boot my computer and diagnostic test indicates hard drive failure.  Since i am going to replace hard drive i have 2 questions:  Can i replace the bad toshiba ata disk with a SSD?  Also, will i have to buy new windows 10 license or is it stored on bios and will appear when i have new disk and windows iso image on usb flashdrive?  thanks jim  My current hard drive is toshiba dt01aca100.  thanks jim

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Hi:

 

It appears from the parts list that your PC came with a 3.5" mechanical hard drive.

 

HP PartSurfer

 

You can replace the 3.5" mechanical hard drive with a 2.5" SSD, but you will also need a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter to properly mount the SSD where the 3.5" drive goes.

 

They make many different models of these adapters from very simple to somewhat complex.

 

I would take the PC apart, and look at what adapter would best work for your PC's drive mounting.

 

Below is the link to the service manual.

 

Upgrading and Servicing Guide (EMEA with shipping label) (hp.com)

 

The Windows product key is in the PC's BIOS, so you do not need to buy another copy of W10.

 

So, you can use the Media creation tool to create a bootable USB installation flash drive to install W10 on your new SSD.

 

After W10 has completed installing, you can install the drivers and available software from your PC's support page.

 

HP Pavilion All-in-One - 27-a210 Software and Driver Downloads | HP® Customer Support

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