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I have recently purchase a new Western Digital Hard Drive and was wondering if I can use my recovery disks i made on my old drive for this new drive so it would run normally as my old drive did before?

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Hi,

 

If you mean the Recovery Discs used to reinstall the operating system, you should have no problem using these discs to install the OS on the new drive.  They will also re-create the Recovery Partition on your new drive and reinstall all the original software that came with your notebook.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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I was also wondering if this particular hard drive would work as i have heard that you need a tattooed drive by hp

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digital+-+Scorpio+320GB+Internal+SATA+Hard+Drive+for+Laptops/890...

 

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Hi,

 

The drive does not need to be 'tattooed'.  Recovery Discs check for a 'tattoo' on the bios chip to authenticate the installation of the operating system.  Is the drive you mention similar in capacity to your original drive?

 

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Well my original drive was a 250gb with 5400 rpm (not sure what brand) and i was hoping to replace my old drive as it had failed along with upgrading it.

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I have heard about this tattooing business too, but I have never had a problem. As an experiment when I put a new Seagate Momentus drive in my HDX  I then borrowed a friends HP Vista recovery disc's and they worked, not that I wanted to install Vista on it, but I wanted to see. We both have the exact same machines running the same hard ware.

 

 I installed a retail copy of W7 after that.

 

 So to answer you question, your Western Digital hard drive will work as long as it's Sata and that it's a 2.5 inch laptop drive, which it is. Although in your link it doesn't come right out and say 2.5 inch, it just says laptop hard drive.

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Hi,

 

I totally agree with HaggisCat, the drive you suggest will be fine.

 

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I am now in the process of removing my hard drive and have come across a problem

I have removed the firs 2 screws for the cover

I have removed the 3 screws holding down the hard drive

I am now having trouble slidng the hard drive out with the mylar tab as it is a piece of metal that is horizontal and is pretty stiff.

Is there a way of getting it out as i don't have much space to fit my fingers in to slide it out?

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Hi,

 

Some HP HDDs have an adapter that connects vertically so you may need to try lifting the drive upwards rather than sliding it horizontally.

 

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What's your full model number, I want to look up the procedure in the Media Services Library ?

 

 Or you can have a look yourself.

 

 http://h20574.www2.hp.com/default.htm?lang=en&cc=US&hpappid=psml

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