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hp 2000 notebook Hard Drive DST short failure, Reinstall?

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    hp 2000 notebook Hard Drive DST short failure, Reinstall?


    So i got this hp 2000 notebook pre installed win 8 from a friend. I did some HP tests and shows HD short DST Failure.


    I was able to refresh the pc and it does run per sa but constant always getting dst failures. So i assume its dying. I bought a new hard drive for the unit. Now if i put it in, will windows setup pull the product key from the bios? I put windows 8 on a usb key. Can anyone guide me through the process?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Hi, if the PC came originally with Windows 8 preinstalled the product key is embedded in the BIOS so it would be detected automatically. Here is a great tutorial how to install Windows 8 Clean Install - Windows 8.

    Good luck, werty
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    Quote Originally Posted by werty View Post
    Hi, if the PC came originally with Windows 8 preinstalled the product key is embedded in the BIOS so it would be detected automatically. Here is a great tutorial how to install Windows 8 Clean Install - Windows 8.

    Good luck, werty
    So when i install the OS, i wont have to type any product key, it will just pick it out?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    If the PC was originally loaded with Windows 8 - YES
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    here this will get the software key and also the embedded key (if there is one)

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/produkey.zip
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