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Hp Pavilion dv8000 with windows 7 upgrade running slow

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ddnewell, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. ddnewell

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    I just bought a Hp Pavilion dv8000 laptop off of Ebay for my son. The previous owner installed Windows 7 on it and the computer runs real slow. The mouse is jumpy and lags. Some of the letters on the keyboard does not work and I searched online and found out these are common issues for the computer with an upgrade to Windows 7. Big problem is that when they installed Windows 7 they did not create a backup drive so the computer only has the C: drive so I can not restore to factory default like I would like to do. Anyone of any suggestions for me?
     
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    I use Acronis True Image 11 to clone my HDDs. It works fine on a desktop, for me. Laptop drives can be iffy; some re-install partitions will be inaccessible. Check with www.acronis.com or your laptop or HDD manufacturer for possible loss of the re-install partition. Only rarely for me is the destination HDD unbootable. That can usually be fixed with W7's repair system.

    I believe that data backup is our friend.

    I have read about a program, but not used it: EaseUs. And there are other programs that will copy all of the information to a different drive.

    It will be helpful to you if you have a DVD from which to re-install Windows. A Windows 7 repair disk can be made using a W7 feature. A W7 repair disk is not, however, a disk that can be used to re-install Windows 7.

    My preference is disk cloning.

    Best of success.

    RF123
     
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    ddnewell:

    The HP Pavilion dv8000 series laptop has at least 18 known models.

    Advise us what the product number(P/N) and model number(M/N) on the sticker is so we can confirm which model you have.

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    It appears that Windows XP or Windows Vista came pre-installed in the dv8000 series laptops.

    What's the version of Windows that's on the Microsoft Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker?

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    It is Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit but I would like to restore the computer to it's factory default but when he installed Windows 7 he got rid of the recovery drive so the only drive on the computer is C.
     
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    It's my guess it has an illegal or pirated version of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

    Reply to post #4.

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  7. rainforest123

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    Look for a sticker on the bottom of the computer, about the size of a mailing label. It might have worn off.

    You could also try:
    Hold down the Windows Flag key
    Tape the "r" key
    This will bring up the run command.
    Release the flag key
    type: msinfo32.exe
    Left click "ok".
    On the right, look for information about your dv8000

    Or try dxdiag
    Hold down the Windows Flag key
    Tape the "r" key
    This will bring up the run command.
    Release the flag key
    type: dxdiag
    Left click "ok".
    Look for "system manufacturer" and "system model"


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    ddnewell:

    If you will reply to post #4, we can determine if a recovery disc kit is available for that laptop so you can revert it back to its original factory condition.

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    OR, you can do it yourself.
    :)

    http://support.hp.com
    Enter pavillion dv8000 or dv8_ _ _ _ in the product information area

    RF123
     
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