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Windows 7: INstalling SSD in HP Laptop

06 Jan 2014   #1
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
INstalling SSD in HP Laptop

Trying too liven up a laptop (HP Compaq) I bought for my niece 3.5 years ago. I have fitted Samsung SSD and am burning a copy of windows 7 at the moment to install. Why would it be that Belarc Advisor gives the windows key as different to the one on the sticker? We have had the laptop from new and there was a foil and plastic seal over the old HD when I removed it.


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06 Jan 2014   #2
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

First problem I had was that windows booted OK from a DVD I had mad some time back, but then ground to a halt with missing or damaged file.

I then mad another Windows 7 dvd and this time it didn't boot at all I got a message

BOOTMGR is missing
Press any key to restart

any thoughts?
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06 Jan 2014   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. The Key Belarc Advisor is the OEM Manufactures Key .. Use your own COA Product Key
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06 Jan 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaverick View Post
First problem I had was that windows booted OK from a DVD I had mad some time back, but then ground to a halt with missing or damaged file.

I then mad another Windows 7 dvd and this time it didn't boot at all I got a message

BOOTMGR is missing
Press any key to restart

any thoughts?
I don't understand. Does it boot from DVD or not? Try to boot another PC from that DVD... just for testing.
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06 Jan 2014   #5
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I entered the BIOs and chose to boot form CD. It went through sevral stages until the last one then the whole laptop cursor etc. froze so had to power off and try again so now booting again from DVD and going though the 5 or so stages at the moment.
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06 Jan 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaverick View Post
I entered the BIOs and chose to boot form CD. It went through sevral stages until the last one then the whole laptop cursor etc. froze so had to power off and try again so now booting again from DVD and going though the 5 or so stages at the moment.
Did computer screen display "press any key to boot from DVD"? And after pressing a key you saw some screens as explained on Clean Install Windows 7 ?
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06 Jan 2014   #7
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Eventually up and running after a few attempts - thanks for the help
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06 Jan 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaverick View Post
Eventually up and running after a few attempts - thanks for the help
Please post what was wrong and you fixed it! That can help users that have the same problem
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06 Jan 2014   #9
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

With the second Windows DVD it was trying to boor from the new SSD so I went into the BIOS and chose boot from DVD/CD and it was away.
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