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I have lost my installation C.D. which related to Hp Disk 640C

I want to install in my new lapstop,kindly get me or i want to download installation C.D for Hp Disk 640C

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Have you tried the HP website most manufacturers sell the recovery cd(S) for different models. i just got one for my sony laptop from them. think i paid around $10 for it.

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