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02-25-2020 07:02 PM - edited 02-25-2020 07:03 PM
Poor daughter was trying to help and she accidentally wiped the hard drive. When we try to turn it on black screen, blue box. Inside blue box states no operating system found. Ie: wiped out windows. It came with windows 8, she had updated to windows 10 a while b4 the "incident". Out of warranty (of course) any ideas? Or are we just buying windows 10?
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02-25-2020 07:43 PM
You can reinstall W10 for free as follows...
Make a bootable USB drive using the media creation tool at the link below.
You want the W10 64 bit installation media. HP hasn't made PC's with 32 bit operating systems in years.
When you get to the part of the installation process that asks 'Where do you want to install Windows,' delete every partition on the hard drive, leaving just one partition of unallocated space, click Next, and W10 should install.
If you are asked to enter a product key during the installation process, select the 'I don't have a product key' option and W10 will install and automatically activate once you are connected to the internet.
After W10 has completed installing, you can install the drivers and available software from your PC's support page, if applicable.
02-26-2020 07:39 AM
Below is the link to the product specs for your PC. It originally came with W10 Home 64 bit.
You can order W10 recovery media for your model PC from HP at the link below.