20 Most Recent Compaq Armada M700 Notebook Questions & Answers


At the link below you will be directed to Microsoft's Home page. There you will get step by step instructions on obtaining a new product key.

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Compaq Armada... • Answered on Jun 18, 2019

Hard Drive Installation Instructions 40 gig IDE DRIVE
  1. Shut down the computer and remove Battery Pack and AC adapter.
  2. Locate Hard Drive compartment on the front panel, just left of the head phone jack.
  3. Turn Notebook upside down.
  4. Remove the one torx screw that is securing the hard drive. (A security screwdriver was provided with the computer.)
  5. Push down on the hard drive bezel on the front of the hard drive.
  6. Lift the bezel up 90 degrees to create a handle. Pull the hard drive out of the hard drive bay.
  7. Remove the 4 black screws at each corner and lift off the black tray.
  8. Gently remove the silver bracket and connector.
  9. Place connector on new hard drive.
  10. Place the black tray on the HDD. When looking at the hard drive with the label up, the black bezel goes along the left side of the hard drive.
  11. Replace the 4 black screws from step 7.
  12. With the hard drive bezel pulled down, slide the hard drive into the hard drive bay.
  13. Push up on the hard drive bezel to secure the hard drive in the bay.
  14. Secure the hard drive bay by replacing the screw from step 4.
  15. Replace the battery pack and all cables

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Jun 22, 2017

There is no licence key only for MS word.

You will have to get a licence for MS Office that will include Word, Excel, powerpoint on it. You can download the software form MS website and buy a licence key.

Please not you will have to pay for the licence key.

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Nov 25, 2016

Hi, you need to go onto microsoft site and purchace a key.
Once you have bought one, the key will be sent to your email and you can then use it, but DON'T lose the key.
If you have downloaded the Office trial, burn it to disc and write the serial key on it.
I hope i have helped you, but please ask if you require more help.
Regards - Anthony

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Nov 07, 2016

This mean the copy of the windows you are using may not be genuine. Have you upgraded your windows operating system from the one you got on this machine.
There is nothing much you can do , without the cd. But you can try the following workaround if it works


Compaq Armada... • Answered on Jul 25, 2016

Are you trying to uninstall before a the reload?
Or just trying to clean up the list?

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Jul 05, 2016

Mr Gates and crew are quite stingy about their programs so you should get your disks back from whomever you gave them to. Or bite the bullet again and make another purchase.

Alternately you could get Open Office.

Compaq Armada... • Answered on May 27, 2016

The product installation key is in the documentation that came with the MS Office CD.
If you have lost it then you will need to purchase a copy of MS Office to get the product installation key.

For an alternative free program, OPEN OFFICE is a full-featured office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office.
If you want Open Office you can download this free program. Click on this link to download :-

You can download a 60 day free trial of MS Office 2010. Click on this link to download :-


Compaq Armada... • Answered on May 23, 2016

MSOffice product installation is supplied wit the documentation that can with the installation CD.
MSOffice is not a freeware program but you can use a freeware program called OPEN OFFICE. It is a full-featured Office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office.
Click on this link to download Open Office :-

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Apr 13, 2016

try this code:KGFVY-7733B-8WCK9-KTG64-BC7D8

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Dec 29, 2015

what is the 25 character product key for the microsoft office word 2007 for my laptop?

Compaq Armada... • Answered on May 18, 2015

There are several possibilities...but the most common is that it asks to press F1 to get into bios and set the basic system like date and hour...My advice if it asks this when you boot..is to press f1..than in the BIOS settings choose the optimal factory defaults .( cause that might be other parameters not set proper) and after that ..press F10 to save changes..and enter to confirm and exit ...after that set the date and time from windows cause it is much easier..
If this is not happening all the time ..follow it and see if it happens after you drain the battery and it is turning off when it is on accumulator ..this means that the BIOS battery is dead and every time it gets without any external power source it will basically act like when you flash the BIOS by jumping or removing the battery ...CHANGE bios battery cause is dead..

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Jan 28, 2015

You need to purchase a valid license from a computer store or online from microsoft.com You have an office trial version installed. Be prepared to pay at lease £80.00

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Jan 20, 2015

Linux XP has had several reports of problems with activation. Your best bet would be to contact their technical support. Or switch to one of the completely FREE Linux distros. Fedora, Ubuntu, Mint linux, Dream Linux, Mandriva, Knoppix. Are just a few that offer the same simple install interface and hardware support.

Linux XP is a free linux distro that charges you for pre-installing applications like "Wine" that run windows based apps. Wine itself is also free and can be installed on any linux distro.

Hope this helps you out.


Compaq Armada... • Answered on Jan 01, 2015

Because Grub has to fit in a small space on the disk, there is no room for helpful error messages, but 'Error 18' translates as 'Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS'. In other words, your BIOS - which initializes hardware - is unable to handle a hard drive this large. Windows is able to boot because the Windows partition is at the start of the distro's disk, within the area handled by the BIOS. This is not a limitation of Linux, which hasn't even started to load, but your hardware. You would see the same problem if you tried to install two versions of Windows, say 98 and XP. There are a few ways to deal with this. If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jason_70466cb634a57543

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Nov 26, 2014

I need the Product Key and the serial Number for Handy cafe software.

Compaq Armada... • Answered on Jun 17, 2014

It was the BATTERY all along !!!!! Incidentally the new battery bought mail order from China was no good as it would not boot-up the laptop. The curious thing was that if the laptop was booted-up using mains power, the Chinese battery would then last long enough to play an entire feature film and more! The "Tech Guys" test battery was also no good and the technicians at that well known computer store claimed that the laptop was faulty, WRONG! Eventually I bought a scrap laptop of a similar type with a view to swapping the power controller board. The scrap laptop happened to have a battery fitted so the "scrap" battery was tried. Voila! all came good! After THREE dud batteries (including the test battery at the computer store) the problem was solved. One can surmise that during the boot-up, computers take a heavy power draw. One can also surmise that the Lithium Ion batteries have current limiters built-in in order to prevent them from catching fire. If the current limiter is set too low the laptop will not boot. Those 2.8 GHz Pentium 4s were always renowned as hungry power-guzzlers and that was the problem. The sad thing was that once it was all fixed-up, defragged and memory maxed-out, it got stolen in a burglary. Shame as it was a really good machine. These days I ONLY buy crappy low powered computers as why donate an i5 or i7 machine to your local drug addicts?

Compaq Armada... • Answered on May 28, 2014

Dear Lizanne, To get to the recovery partition on your Compaq Armada M700, turn on the notebook and press F11 repeatedly until "Windows is loading files..." displays on the screen. Then, follow the on-screen instructions. If your notebook originally came with Windows XP or an earlier version of Windows, try pressing F10 to enter recovery instead of F11. Hope you may find these instructions useful! Best regards, Miguel L. Martins

Compaq Armada... • Answered on May 17, 2014

I suggest you try hard to remember your password! If you really can not reset your windows administrator password, I recommend Windows Password Seeker, passwordseeker.comI had removed Windows password with the tool successfully on my computer. Hope it helps! You simply do as follows:Step1, download Windows Password Seeker.Step2. Remove your Windows Password with the tool.If having some questions, you can read carefully at: http://www.passwordseeker.com/howtouse.html

Compaq Armada... • Answered on May 14, 2014

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