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bigbrad123
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can i purchase recovery discs for my computer?

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I recently purchased a new hard drive and installed it thinking I had made recovery discs when I purchased the computer.  Well, I can't find the discs, or I did not make any recovery discs (don't know which one).  Now my computer won't boot up with a blank hard drive.  Can I purchase recovery discs from HP?  Or do I need to purchase a brand new Windows 8.1 disc? 

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Looks like they cost about $45.  Thanks for posting that link.  Anyone know if they are universal? (ie: could I buy them on ebay).  Or are they model specific? 

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Seems like the only thing I need if I buy the recovery disc off of ebay is the product key for windows 8.1.  I'll have to check on the back of the battery for it because I know I don't have it otherwise.  And the computer won't boot up at all since I don't have an OS installed on the new hard drive to find it.  Or is there another way to find it? 

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@bigbrad123

 

Windows 8 and 8.1 COA is embedded in the BIOS.

 

It should Activate automatically.

 

REO

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Ok.  Thanks for all  of the help.  I will try to purchase a recovery disc off of ebay and give that a shot.  Crossing my fingers. 

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