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sealskm
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Do HP replacement hard drives come with windows installed?

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HP Notebook 15-f211wm
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

So Hard disk Failure disk 1. I know the drive is dead.  I want to buy a HP replacement hard drive.  does anyone know if they come with windows preinstalled, or with HP/Windows disks?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Disks come blank, and HP would only sell W10 recovery media to you.

 

You can buy any 2.5" drive you want from any reputable manufacturer...western digital, seagate...

 

I recommend you upgrade to a better performing, normally more reliable solid state drive (SSD).

 

If you can live with 500 GB of storage, this model provides the best performance for the price, IMHO.

 

Amazon.com: Western Digital 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND Internal PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm, Up to...

 

Your notebook came with W10 Home 64 bit according to the specs, so no one will have W7 32 bit installation media.

 

HP 15-f211wm Notebook PC (Touch) Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

 

Use the Media creation tool at the link below to create bootable W10 installation media to reinstall W10 for free.

 

Download Windows 10 (microsoft.com)

 

After W10 has completed installing, you can install the drivers and available software from your notebook's support page.

 

HP Notebook - 15-f211wm (Touch) (ENERGY STAR) Software and Driver Downloads | HP® Customer Support

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