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Windows 7: New HDD Into Computer Problems

03 Sep 2011   #11
Codeword

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i just want to be able to use my new hdd i got but im unalbe to install a operating system onto it therefore unable to fully boot my computer


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03 Sep 2011   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Codeword,
That's what I thought but wanted to be sure.

I've been up all nite and am going to sleep for 1-2 hours and will get back to you. Actually, procedure will be easy and painless. In the meantime, I suggest you turn off the old disk. We don't want it to give up the ghost quite yet.
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03 Sep 2011   #13
Codeword

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok im heading to a local fair so ill be back around 5-6 hours ill see what you got to say after some rest thanks
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03 Sep 2011   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you have an external USB drive? If yes, what is the capacity thereof and how much is free?

Hope the fair was enjoyable.
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04 Sep 2011   #15
Codeword

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

by external i think you mean one that you can plug into a usb port and remove then yes. i have a sandisk cruzer 8gbs
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04 Sep 2011   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

8 gb isn't going to begin to be enough.

Go to your local electronics/computer store, for example, Fry's and get yourself a 250 GB or more external USB drive. I've got to toshiba externals, one about 150 GB and the other about 300 GB.

There are only two types of people:
Those who make backups and
those who wish they had.

For example, we wouild be far further along with your problem if you had an external usb drive for backup purposes.
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04 Sep 2011   #17
Codeword

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok well none of my local stores sells them that big so ill have to go to the city to find one which probable wont be for atleast a couple days. soo ill get back to here later thanks for the help
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04 Sep 2011   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you have a BestBuy or a Target or Walmart or any of the big chain stores around then I suggest you check there.

Did you ever make Recovery Discs for your HP?

SIW (link in my sig) in the Hardware Section, System Summary will give you all the info that you will need when you visit the HP site since they will need the precise model, possibly serial number, etc.
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04 Sep 2011   #19
Codeword

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i checked walmart they didnt have one that big bestbuy does have one for 50bucks or so its 250gb seagate idk if that would work but its the one ill prob end up getting

i do have the system recovery cds so im good in that area
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04 Sep 2011   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

according tgo the disk management snapshot you posted, then that should be sufficient.
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