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Installing a new hard drive in an HP Pavilion dv2000.

I do not have a recovery and applications/drivers DVD, and have been unable to create backup and restore DVDs. I have the product key for Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct on the back of laptop. I am wanting to install a Seagate 320GB 7200/16MB 2.5" mobile SATA HD. I also have the USB 2.0 to SATA cabling and power though the system has yet to recognize the new drive. I am in unfamiliar territory. Any assitance would be appreciated.

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  • wildwater59 Jan 21, 2009

    BillW50.... "Thank You"... You were right on target. While it took me a while and several attempts to "connect-the-dots", it worked perfectly, no loss of data, and a better performing laptop in the end. Your input was greatly appreciated.

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On Seagate's website, they should have a drive transfer software to transfer everything over to a new drive. There are commercial drive clone applications too, like Paragon Drive Copy which you can find with Google.

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