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RALPAL2428
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P6-2330 PC

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P6-2330
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)

Ok, my aunt gave me this computer. The hard drive is bad so I need to be able to either install the operating system via DVD or use something else. She is an older lady and did NOT save anything as she was supposed to. So there is NO restore CD... It seems to be a decent backup computer but I simply cannot get it to use a new hard drive!!!

 

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Hi:

 

The first thing I recommend you do is to go into the BIOS, enable legacy mode and disable secure boot.

 

That way you can boot from a DVD.

 

See this link for more info on that...

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03659945

 

Here is how you can install W8.1 for free by using the W8 product key in the PC's BIOS...

 

Install W8.1 by creating the Microsoft installation media, using another Windows PC, if yours is not working...You want W8.1 64 bit.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO

 

Only if you are asked to enter a product key during the installation process, use this generic key.

 

This is the generic key for W8.1 'standard.'

 

334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT

 

If you had to enter the generic key, manually change the generic product key to the W8 'standard' key in your PC's BIOS in the PC settings menu.

 

After you get W8.1 installed, and you had to manually enter the W8.1 generic product key, you will need to run the free utility I zipped up and attached below, that will show you show the W8 product key in your PC's BIOS.

 

I have also zipped up and attached below, the Microsoft tool which hopefully will transfer the ISO file to a DVD or usb flash drive so it is bootable.

 

Then you can install the available drivers and software from your PC's support page.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-p6-Desktop-PC-series/5295969/model/5296...

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