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05-30-2017 08:31 AM
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?
05-30-2017 09:02 AM
This will get you started.
If you need any drivers go here.
05-30-2017 09:40 AM
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?