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Rebuild of HP Pavillion p7-1380t with Win 7 ( I know it's outdated, need to recover THEN go Win10)

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Pavillion P7-1380t
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I am trying to rebuild a HP Pavillion after a drive failure. I have installed the recovery system on a new drive using recovery media. I have created a system recovery disk using Control Panel > Backup and Restore - "Create a system repair disc".

However, when I try to boot using the CD via either built-in Sata DVD drive or an attached USB drive I only get Non System disk error. Thankfully I seem to have backups for the system. The problem is I can not do a full system restore. When I choose Recover system settings for your computer > Advanced recovery methods - to restore the system and restart into recovery mode. I hit the roadblock pictured below. It tells me I can not recover the system because I am booting from the drive I am trying to restore and to create a recovery disk, that also fails. Any advice you can offer is very welcome. Hope you are enjoying a lovely Memorial Day weekend, and thank you for reading.

 

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Hi:

 

The only suggestion I can offer if you can still read all 25 characters of the W7 product key on your PC's case, is to make a plain W7 Home premium 64 bit ISO file from the link below, toward the bottom of the page.

 

https://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-7-home-premium-free-download-iso-32-bit-64...\

 

Use the Microsoft utility that I zipped up and attached below to transfer the ISO file to a DVD or USB flash drive so that it is bootable, or you can use a different free utility such as Rufus.

 

Since the ISO file is a retail file and the product key on your PC"s case is OEM, you may need to use the automated Microsoft phone activation system to activate the installation.

 

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

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-p7-Desktop-PC-series/5258500/model/5197...

 

You should be able to still get the free upgrade to W10, even though it officially ended almost 4 years ago.

 

See the info at the link below...

 

https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/

 

Once you are ready to upgrade to W10, just click on the blue Update Now button at the link below...

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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