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Replacement hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jmaclean, Dec 27, 2013.

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  1. jmaclean

    jmaclean Thread Starter

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    Help, I replaced me hard drive as the one in my system was bust so unable to make a recovery disc.
    I replaced it with a new hard drive but have problems loading Windows 7 from the disc which is an upgrade.


    The system was originally running XP, I do have an XP disc but it is also an upgrade, Is there anything I can do to get this up and running again, As is probably obvious, I am a bit of a novice in this field. Any help would be welcome.
     
  2. flavallee

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    What's the brand name and model name and model number of that computer?

    What's the description and speed of the processor?

    What's the description of the graphics device?

    How much RAM is installed?

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    You're saying the Windows XP and Windows 7 discs you have are upgrade versions and not full versions?

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  3. jmaclean

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    HP Media Centre M7510GB with an Intel Pentium D820, 1GB Ram with a 256 MB GeForce 7300LE Graphics When I got the system it had xp on it but with the unrepairable hard drive, I lost that but I did have a spare copy of windows XP which I was given, but as I say this is just an upgrade copy.
     
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    You appear to have a HP Pavilion Media Center m7000 series desktop.

    I'm not able to find model m7510gb.

    If you can advise us what the part/product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) on it is, we should be able to confirm the exact model you have.

    From what I can determine at this point, its motherboard has 4 slots and supports up to 4 GB of DDR2 RAM.

    Regardless of whether you plan to reinstall Windows XP SP3 or install Windows 7 SP1, you should add at least another 1 GB of RAM, but preferably you should max it out with 4 GB of RAM.

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    That's the one
     
  9. jmaclean

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    Prod no is RA909AA-ABU


    Ser No CZX62984DM


    Model No 7000


    m7510uk
     
  10. Mark1956

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    You put the model number ending with GB in post 3, I assumed that was a mistake.

    Go ahead with the reinstall and let us know if you need any further help or you can mark the thread as solved from the Thread Tools tab, just to the right above the first post.
     
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