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hedel
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Restore ProDesk to Win 7 Pro

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ProDesk 600 G1 TWR
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

This is the situation:
I have a HP ProDesk 600 G1 TWR with upgraded to Win 10 Pro. By some software limitations, we need downgrade to Win 7 Pro. There is the HP Recovery partition but F11 is not working, I guess because for some reason the HDD turned to Dynamic. Now, like a miracle, I found the DVD kit from the PC, well, I'm not complete sure if belong to this concretely workstation, but is from HP for the same model. 

 

The question: what about the license? I believe this is a OEM license and I don't have the key. Can I use the Win 7 Pro DVD for recovery the PC? How is the activation process in this case?

Of course, if is possible just use the recovery partition, will be great.
Thanks in advance!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

You should be able to use the recovery disks to install W7 without a key.

 

This forum member just did the same thing with a similar business desktop.

 

His situation was that he installed a solid state drive.

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Install-new-SSD-with-a-fresh-ins...

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Thanks @Paul, I just will start the process and I will let you know.

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You're very welcome.

 

Hopefully it will work the same way for you too.

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