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Laptop Harddrive

by Cookie99 / October 5, 2004 9:32 PM PDT

I have an extremely slow 4200 RPM harddrive in my HP Pavilion laptop. I would like to upgrade to a 7200 RPM HD. HP does not send disks for the OS (XP) so I need to know how to transfer all my information to a new HD?

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Re: Laptop Harddrive
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2004 10:21 PM PDT
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I used another desktop and copied the laptop hard disk to the desktop hard disk, then put in the new laptop hard disk and copied it back with Norton's Ghost.

I've done this dozens of times. The adapter is $3.65 at compgeeks.com.

As to no CDs, all the HP's I run into offer to make the CDs or you can get them if yours didn't offer such.

best of luck,

bob

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Re: Laptop Harddrive
by Mark5019 / October 6, 2004 12:28 AM PDT
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besides what bob said and he was right on the button.contact hp and ask wheres my disks!

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Re: Laptop Harddrive
by Willy / October 6, 2004 1:30 AM PDT
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Let me rephase what has been said in getting the disks. HP, does offer provided you pay for them the XP OS restore/recovery disks at around $30+ s/h. They do also provide a recovery process if you have access to CD-RW burner on the system and thus burn your own recovery disks if capable. Thier support website provides the generic infon this process. Otherwise, the other posters info is good.

good luck -----Willy Happy

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