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Windows 7: Re install windows 7 after new HD install no optical drive

02 Mar 2013   #1

Widows 7 home premium 64
Re install windows 7 after new HD install no optical drive

I have an out of warranty hp dv1 notebook with no optical drive (i.e. no recovery software) and a failing hard drive (it clicks an goes to blue screen often). I ordered an SSD drive to replace the failing one, how can I re -install the windows 7 home premium 64 from the failing drive under this scenario?


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02 Mar 2013   #2

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You may follow this method to transfer the existing installation to the new SSD, if you like: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

But the easiest one is: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

You may make a bootable USB flash stickfor this purpose, following Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool or using WinToFlash.
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02 Mar 2013   #3


We have many fine tutorials here. Have you seen this one? :SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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02 Mar 2013   #4

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista) | HP® Support

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Using the Downloadable USB Recovery Flash Disk Creation Utility HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support

You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Country-Language Selector | HP® Support
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02 Mar 2013   #5

Widows 7 home premium 64

Thanks! I am able to get the computer to boot up and make the recovery USB drive recovery disk
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02 Mar 2013   #6

Widows 7 home premium 64

after I install the SSD, will I need me to take any othersteps to recover it?
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02 Mar 2013   #7

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Let us know how far you`ve gotten and we`ll advise you. It`s been 2 hours.
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02 Mar 2013   #8

Widows 7 home premium 64

I am getting the SSD on Tuesday. I have the restore USB ready, I created it with the hp software on the PC. Just wondering if there are additional steps I need to take or if the recovery USB will format the new drive etc.
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02 Mar 2013   #9


Have you looked over the steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is a much better install without he preinstalled HP factory bloatware and duplicate utilties that are the worst in the industry.

If you follow the steps you get a perfect install vs. the worst possible install using the HP preinstalled OS via image or Recovery disks.
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 Re install windows 7 after new HD install no optical drive

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