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huffman10
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Hard drive damaged

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My hard drive has died on me, if I replace the hard drive to I have to go and find all the drivers for all my other hardware to function properly again?
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> My hard drive has died on me, if I replace the hard drive

 

It's not "if", it is "when".   :Wink:

 

> do I have to go and find all the drivers for all my other hardware to function properly again? 

 

If you have the original "Installation Media" for your specific hardware, then the proper drivers will be installed.

 

Since your computer was running Windows 10, you have a "digital entitlement" to reinstall, at NO COST to you, Windows 10, via: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

When you get to the "Enter Product Key" screen, click "I do not have one".

Then, connect to the Internet, to leverage your entitlement, and to automatically "activate" Windows.

 

That download is a "generic" version of Windows 10, but it should contain many device-drivers.

Also, run Windows Update, and it should download more device-drivers.

Finally, via:  http://support.hp.com    just enter your model-number, and do a search.

Select "downloads", to get a list of additional device-drivers that you can download & install.

 

 

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