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HP Pavilion dv6 notebook HD replacement, need win7

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HP Pavillion DV6 Notebook
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I have a HP Pavilion dv6 notebook. It came with win7 preinstalled. I have the product key but when I goto the MS site to download it says they product key was from an OEM install so goto to OEM to get the OS. Ok HP I need the OS lol. I don’t see where I can download. The disk is not totally dead but freezes now and again. Ran HP HW diagnostics and it failed. So I replaced the disk but I need a bootable win7 to install the OS and don’t have it. How do I get it? I just need the ios image I can burn the DVD.

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You can also create bootable USB Stick from *.iso

Windows USB/DVD Download Tool  http://wudt.codeplex.com/
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Another choice is to buy the recovery disks.  If you can't get them from HP you can try here: http://www.restoredisks.com/ They list your model but want more specific details.  I have used their product for an Acer Aspire One 722 Netbook I have and it reloaded it with exactly what i had when I got the netbook eions ago.  🙂

 

I did find a link to the Germany-based store front for Microsoft that still allowed downloads of the ISO's but for some reason the windows update didn't seem to work on those installs.

 

You maybe able to find a $25 Win7 with product code and ISO download.

 

I also like both Light Ubuntu and XLXE which are turnkey Ubuntu's that will run on somewhat slower machines.  They have very user friendly GUI's.  So does Zorin 9 (xp like).

 

If your looking for a Chromebook OS try Neverware.com  if it shows as un-supported hardware try a Chromebook look-alike called Cub-Linux.

 

HTH,

 

Tom

 

 

 

 

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My product key is for a pro edition will this work?


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Hi,

 

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 English ISO

 

http://software-download.microsoft.com/pr/Win7_HomePrem_SP1_English_x64.iso?t=fffa9eba-5611-4295-943...

 

 

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You can also create bootable USB Stick from *.iso

Windows USB/DVD Download Tool  http://wudt.codeplex.com/
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@Captfrank wrote:

My product key is for a pro edition will this work?


@terminator wrote:

 

Hi,

 

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 English ISO

 

http://software-download.microsoft.com/pr/Win7_HomePrem_SP1_English_x64.iso?t=fffa9eba-5611-4295-943...

 

 

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In theory it should work if the dv6  factory has Windows 7 Home Premium English

 

Windows 7 Product Activation - HP Customer Support

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This still looks like the home edition. I have the professional edition/product key.

 

If I burn this and run this will the professional key work? I probably don't need the few features on this machine anymore that come with processional.

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Humm well I tried this and used roxio on another machine to burn it. even tested it and it looked like an image to boot/install from. Put it in the other machine/to install and said no boot disk - insert boot disk.

 

And yes checked the bios and is set to boot from cd/dvd first . Do you need to install dome driver for the dvd to work? How do you do that without an OS? Something in the bios?

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With the dvd in the drive, power up and start tapping F9 to get the boot device list, select the cd/dvd drive, will it boot from it now?

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