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BufordTJustice
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Tryed to upgrade from 500GB bootable drive to 2TB on desktop p6-2220t and failed. Options?

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My 500GB boot hard drive was starting to fail "No boot disk has been detected or disk has failed" so I bought a 2TB drive.  I added it as the D drive and formatted it.  Apparently the bios cannot handle a 2TB drive.  I have BIOS CU3_705.rom v7.05.  When I viewed the HP setup utility (bios) the 500GB hard drive was no longer displayed.  I was hoping to find a newer bios which would support it, but couldn't find any.  I believe all of my drivers are up to date. 

Is a 2TB drive too big for a p6-2220t?

Where do I find information as to the maximum size hard drive hard drive for a p6-2220t?

Suggestions and options?

Thank you.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

According to the parts list for your PC at the link below, 2 TB drives were offered as options in the model series, so the 2 TB drive size isn't the problem.

 

https://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=B3F79AV

 

I would remove the dying 500 GB HDD, and put the 2 TB drive in the primary boot sata port.

 

See if it shows up then.  If it does, use the Media creation tool to create installation media and clean install W10 on it.

 

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

 

When you get to the part of the installation that asks for a product key, select the 'I don't have a product key' option, and W10 will install and automatically activate once you are connected to the internet.

 

 

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Hi:

 

According to the parts list for your PC at the link below, 2 TB drives were offered as options in the model series, so the 2 TB drive size isn't the problem.

 

https://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=B3F79AV

 

I would remove the dying 500 GB HDD, and put the 2 TB drive in the primary boot sata port.

 

See if it shows up then.  If it does, use the Media creation tool to create installation media and clean install W10 on it.

 

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

 

When you get to the part of the installation that asks for a product key, select the 'I don't have a product key' option, and W10 will install and automatically activate once you are connected to the internet.

 

 

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Thank you for your time and effort to assist me.  Installing a new version of Windows10 would be a much better solution than cloning the upgraded software on the PC now.  I am in the process of creating a recovery drive now.

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You're very welcome.

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