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z-Ecs_Cilnt
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Problem Trying to Restore to a Previous OS

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Compaq dc7600 SFF
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Just bought a CPU which was upgraded to Win7.

Have been having problems surrounding this, so decided to take it back to the original.

Got windowsold folder, got a recovery disk, got enough disk space.

Put disk in, restart, click recover from HD, recover disk, and search for recovery options: all giving me the same message with no progress.

The screen says Parity Check 2

Looked it up, am pretty sure there are no memory problems (ran basic scan recently, running extended now) Have no extra cards in PCI slots and whatnot. Have even tried disabling integrated sound/video cards(as per what I read)

If anyone knows a good thing here please say, otherwise, my main question is: if I buy a new XP Pro, and wipe my disk clean; is this Parity Check 2 type error going to prevent that from working?
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@z-Ecs_Cilnt

 

Having problems understanding your post.

 

You said you bought a "CPU" -- but that is a Central Processing Unit, and stands for the processor -- not a computer.

 

So, I'm guessing you bought a PC, and from what you said, it came with Win7, right?

 

Problem is that your PC's product page only shows Vista as the preinstalled OS, not Win7.  So, the PC was actually Upgraded from Vista, or maybe XP, to Win7.

 

Did you do the Upgrade to Win7 and now, you're trying to use the Windows rollback function to go back to Vista or XP?

 

Or, are you trying to use HP Recovery Media to do a factory reset to Vista or XP?


We can proceed when you provide the information.

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Ya PC sorry.

Beats me what the original OS was. I bought it refurbished that way, pre upgraded to Win7.

I'm thinking it's the rollback function you're talking about. I said everything Im doing aside from CPU when I ment PC in my post.

I don't want to repeat everything so unless you have enough common sense to put 2+2 together please don't bother me
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I certainly DO have enough common sense to "put 2 + 2 together" -- but since you are NOW being insulting and rude, you will get no more help from me!

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