11-06-2006 02:48 AM
I've 10 x D510 and 5 x D530, the precedent administrator install Linux but i wan't to install Xp Pro for a learning Room for my society. I don't Have restore CD,i call the french technical support and the commercial support but nothing, i call Sitel (the HP restore CD maker) but nothing at all. Could you help me !!!
Ps: I have OEM Licence on the computers.
11-06-2006 04:24 AM
11-06-2006 08:03 PM
You should be able to obtain these restore CDs from HP direct, unfortunately I can't remember where they live on the website, try the Drivers section.
11-07-2006 08:44 AM
DON'T install a normal version of XP. Yes, the OEM version works with the CD Key on your computer, BUT its sorta a pain to install all the drivers from the website AND you'll have to use WGA for activation (Microsoft is a little hard on those) AND you won't be able to create an image to use on all your machines, or switch out hard drives and such.
Either send an email to HP/Compaq and they'll write you back asking for the serial number and such and send it to you for like the shipping costs.
Or you can usually find them for like $15 or $20 used online.
11-07-2006 11:16 AM
Send me your postal details and I'll try and locate some of the restore CD's and the XP CD's from my stock. It is the HP branded RE-installation CD you are after isn't it?
11-07-2006 12:25 PM
I have a legit copy of Windows XP Pro (svc pk 2), and tried loading it from there, and then using the key code on the case..but it keeps saying it is not a valid key. Unfortunately, I have no other way of obtaining a valid recovery CD.. at least none that I know of.
GeeTee, are you saying you may have a copy of the CD.. if so, is it ok to email you?
11-07-2006 12:58 PM
In my trouble shooting, I swapped out the memory (same type stick-known good), then shut off the onboard video, installed a PCI video card, and still had the same thing happen. I didnt think it was the cpu or mb, so I opted for reinstalling the OS.
12-11-2006 05:52 AM
03-30-2007 01:10 AM
I just finished reinstall on my D530 usf. It took me a lot of time and effort as it wouldn't go trough installation at all. It took about 8h to install and a big fan on top of the open case (I think my PSU is overheating). Than I found out that XP doesn't recognize most of the hardware.
I managed to get right drivers for the graphic card, video card and chipset. But it still doesn't recognise my PCI card, Serial ports and has problems with USB!!!???!!!!
All this because I lost recovery cd!!! Any help on where to download it??? Or get it? for free if possible :D
04-03-2007 06:33 AM
If you go to hp site driver downloads put in the model number and what os you are using you should be able to get all the drivers for your machine with no trouble PCI contain many drivers if this does not work open machine take out the PCI devices and look at them maybe they have names on them and you could go to their site and get the drivers also keep all the drivers you got to work and put them on a disc for future use you never know when you might need them again best of luck
04-03-2007 07:56 AM
Other than that you may be able to find the correct Cd's on Ebay, for a bit more money.
The trick is getting the correct operating system that matches what your machine originally had installed on it to be able to activate the OS with your product key. In other words; the product key must match the version of XP that you are attempting to install, in my experience you can't use any version of XP with your product key. The drivers for the specific Compaq devices can be obtained via their website, the use of a flash drive and another machine with an Internet connection can be handy if you need the NIC card driver etc.
04-04-2007 04:12 AM
04-25-2007 12:47 AM
This is how I did it, install XP any way you can (you may need to use a leaked volume licence key). The standard XP SP2 disc wouldn't except my legitimate COA key.
Search microsoft.com for changing the windows product id. Download the script and change the product key to the one on the side of your PC case (the one you are licensed to use), it will now be accepted!
I loathed to do it this way round because I have paid extra for tbe COA.
WGA works fine when you put your correct product ID in.
04-26-2007 08:45 AM
Personally I like the restore disks, they come with all the drivers and its nice and simple and you can use that image in all your computers. Because I used a restore disk, I can swap my hard drive in and out at will, and just clone a spare hard drive I keep the image on to the kids machines when they get them all filled up with spyware.
08-03-2007 09:18 PM
I would be most grateful if some-one could FTP me an iso of the D510 restore CD.
Or perhaps a a great use of Bit torrent?