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jimbo185
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any hp hard drive with win 7 preinstalled

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pavilion dm1 2100z
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I bought an older pavilion dm1 2100z missing the win 7 hard drive.  can i buy the correct size sata hard drive from ebay with windows 7 preinstalled from any hp laptop or do i have to buy reinstall disk from hp?

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Your laptop is Configure to order (CTO) machine

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-dm1-2100-entertainment-notebook-pc-series/4247653/m...

Are you able to clearly read all 25 characters of product activation key of Windows 7 in the COA sticker on the back of this laptop that I assume came pre installed with Windows 7 from factory.


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i can read all 25 characters on win 7 coa on back of laptop

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In that case, follow Paul Tikkanen's suggestion given in this thread to clean install Windows 7: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/want-windows-7-back/td-p/592555...

Get the exact same edition for which activation code is printed in COA sticker

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