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Luckyjfl

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Hi, My Son in Law has asked me to try and put his system back on to this HP Pavilion 7925 PC, after he had to format it. It is an Oem version of Win xp. So we still have the legal serial number for winxp . But, I just cannot get the motherboard to read the HD. I was thinking it might be because the system came with the Motherboard it will have to be a HP Pavilion 7925 Motherboard cd. It will not boot up to a floppy either, nor will it allow me into the bios. Any ideas Guys, please.

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Howdy:

Is the XP cd specific to that system or did it come with a different system?

Is the key code you are trying to use one that came with the OEM XP cd?

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Hi, the XP cd did not come with the system. None came with it at all. Yes the key code would be the one which came with the OEM onboard system. But I canot even get into the bios to try it out. It keeps saying no system found.

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You will need either a retail version of XP or the proper HP cd for that system. Even then, you will have to use the "Phone Home" option to activate it after.

Have you searched the XP site for that system for the proper key to enter BIOS?

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Do you mean he will have to ring HP. I guess he will not mind that. But, I think that it will be like you said, having to use a propper HP cd to get it to boot.

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"Phone Home" means he will have to call Microsoft to activate the install.

Yep.. the other OEM won't work at all.. nor will any other OEM cd.

I assume the key code for the HP system is located on the computer itself?

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Edited by Murray S., 23 October 2007 - 07:13 PM.

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Yes, the serial number and anything else is displayed on the side of the case. Because it was so old, he was just going to use it as a spare pc for upstares. The specs are very bad and really all you could use it for would be for browsing or a bit of Data.
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