Replaced hard drive in HP Pavilion Desktop computer


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So i had to replace the hard drive in this older HP Pavilion computer because it was bad. I bought the exact same drive for it. I have no windows 7 installation disc or a driver disc. But i had a Dell windows Vista disc which i used to put the program in the computer. The computer tells me i cant use the Vista driver disc in it because both companies use their own system. Is there anyway of working around this. Thanks


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It's most likely an OEM copy of Windows so has to be an OEM installer. You'll also run into issues activating since the Windows 7 activation servers are no more.