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Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:26 pm
by mjnelson99
Unless HP has boot media, there won't be any unless it might be possible
to get an ISO from MS that could be used.

Not sure the OEM install code would work, either.

Some updating from Win 8 to 8.1 via MS were told it is a retail version
& their OEM codes did not work.

On 1/24/2014 3:37 PM, Brian K wrote:
> Mary,
>
> One possibility is to buy the computer, use BIBM to delete the partitions

and convert the disk to MBR, change your BIOS setting to Legacy and then
you can

install BIBM and do a standard Win8.1 install from your supplied Win8.1
media.
>
> That's assuming you don't like the TeraByte method. But the TeraByte method

would be my first choice.
>
>

Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:44 pm
by a1pcfixer
Brian,

> supplied Win8.1 media

Not if all it comes with is a 'recovery' partition, like Lenova
laptops.
--

Jim L.
Using - Virtual Access(OLR)
http://www.virtual-access.org
6.3.0.5 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 build 7601


Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:44 pm
by a1pcfixer
MJNelson,

> I like the computer I listed but am considering finding out if I can get
> drivers for Win 7 that I already have and can use.

Hows about another HDD for new PC, pop out what it comes with, and install
Win 7 on spare.

That way you could esily restore to stock.

-OR-

Do they have a business devision?

Those sometimes offer Win 7 pre-installed.
--

Jim L.
Using - Virtual Access(OLR)
http://www.virtual-access.org
6.3.0.5 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 build 7601


Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:53 pm
by DrTeeth
On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:44:49 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
a1pcfixer disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Not if all it comes with is a 'recovery' partition, like Lenova
>laptops.

There are fully legal sources for a Win 8.1 ISO. And many more illegal
ones, natch.

Personally, if I have a licence for an OS - I will get my installation
media from anyplace I can.
--

Cheers,

DrT

** Stress - the condition brought about by having to
** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
** out of someone who richly deserves it.

Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:43 pm
by mjnelson99
Be careful with getting from others. It could be "doctored"

On 1/24/2014 4:53 PM, DrTeeth wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:44:49 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
> a1pcfixer
>
> disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>
>> Not if all it comes with is a 'recovery' partition, like Lenova
>> laptops.
>
> There are fully legal sources for a Win 8.1 ISO. And many more illegal
> ones, natch.
>
> Personally, if I have a licence for an OS - I will get my installation
> media from anyplace I can.
>

Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:57 am
by DrTeeth
On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:43:48 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
MJNelson disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Be careful with getting from others. It could be "doctored"

I have never come across a bad copy in all my years of using
unofficial sources.
--

Cheers,

DrT

** Stress - the condition brought about by having to
** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
** out of someone who richly deserves it.

Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:49 am
by rich071
MJ,

A possible solution for media. There are two listings currently on eBay for HP Windows 8 Pro DVD's. They appear to be 8.0 and not 8.1.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-1GB-w-NEW-H ... 3f2f04a3d7
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-512-MB-w-NE ... 3cdaef29ac

To my understanding, the OEM DVD's will get the Windows 8 key from the bios, when installing, provided the unit shipped with Windows 8 installed, otherwise, they will revert to retail versions, if the system did not ship with Windows 8.

This would be a clean install, instead of all the preinstalled stuff from the recovery partition, if it has one.

The main item of concern, how will the Win 8.0 DVD handle a 8.1 key in the bios, during the install? This would be interesting. A quick search didn't come up with anything. May need to check out the HP forums.

Good luck,

Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:45 am
by rich071
MJ,

According to the link, below from HP, you can download the Win 8 DVD, en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso. This is a retail DVD, not OEM.
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-O ... -p/3176831 references the link below.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0W9PBi ... edit?pli=1

The Windows 8.1 DVD is, en_windows_8_1_x64_dvd_2707217.iso. This is also a retail DVD, not OEM.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5mkRox ... edit?pli=1

Good Luck,



























http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-O ... -p/3176831

Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:23 pm
by mjnelson99
I ordered an Acer V3 laptop yesterday from Tiger Direct that has Win 7
Home Premium already installed. I liked its specs as well as 7.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Mary


On 1/31/2014 10:49 AM, rich071 wrote:
> MJ,
>
> A possible solution for media. There are two listings currently on eBay for HP Windows 8 Pro DVD's. They appear to be 8.0 and not 8.1.
>
> [
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-1GB-w-NEW-H ... 3f2f04a3d7
> ](http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-1GB-w-NEW-HP-WINDOWS-8-PRO-64-BIT-OPERATING-SYSTEM-DVD-SOFTWARE-DISC-/271371772887?pt=US_Other_Software&hash=item3f2f04a3d7)
>
>
> [
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-512-MB-w-NE ... 3cdaef29ac
> ](http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAM-512-MB-w-NEW-HP-WINDOWS-8-PRO-64-BIT-OPERATING-SYSTEM-DVD-SOFTWARE-DISC-/261371144620?pt=US_Other_Software&hash=item3cdaef29ac)
>
> To my understanding, the OEM DVD's will get the Windows 8 key from the bios, when installing, provided the unit shipped with Windows 8 installed, otherwise, they will revert to retail versions, if the system did not ship with Windows 8.
>
> This would be a clean install, instead of all the preinstalled stuff from the recovery partition, if it has one.
>
> The main item of concern, how will the Win 8.0 DVD handle a 8.1 key in the bios, during the install? This would be interesting. A quick search didn't come up with anything. May need to check out the HP forums.
>
> Good luck,
>
>

Re: HP 15-n 220us laptop

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:11 pm
by DrTeeth
On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:23:57 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
MJNelson disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>I ordered an Acer V3 laptop yesterday from Tiger Direct that has Win 7
>Home Premium already installed. I liked its specs as well as 7.

I hope you enjoy it.

I have windows 8.1 on only one of my PCs. As soon as I had it set up
as I liked it, I had a version of Win 7 that sucked big time. There is
so much to dislike about it and nothing to like.
--

Cheers,

DrT

** Stress - the condition brought about by having to
** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
** out of someone who richly deserves it.