upgrade wrong cd

Hewlett-packard / Pavillion 7850 windows me
July 25, 2009 at 12:35:55
Specs: Windows ME, 258
my friend gave me his old Hp pavilion 7850 - he tried to upgrade the computer using his XP recovery cd from his gateway computer - when I turn it on it only shows a blank screen.

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#1
July 25, 2009 at 14:57:35
"he tried to upgrade the computer using his XP recovery cd from his gateway"

That wasn't too smart of him. You're going to have to completely wipe the hard drive & start from scratch.

That computer is NOT a good candidate for XP...stick with WinME or possibly Win2000. If you're adventurous, you could try one of the Linux distros that are designed for old hardware.

Here's the system specs...the link to the drivers is on the left:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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#2
July 25, 2009 at 16:20:29
I agree...bad move using that Gateway CD. Maybe he still has the Hp cd to restore it to day 1?

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