Safe Windows 11 22H2 link available?


JPowers

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Hello,

I just bought a new HP laptop and did a clean install of the latest version of Windows (23H2). At first, the driver download page for my laptop was down for about a week, but when they finally fixed it, the only driver choices given are "Windows 11" or "Windows 11 version 22H2 (64-bit)." The driver numbers are all identical, though. When I install the drivers, starting with the chipset, the files don't install properly and there's no confirmation dialog, only the extraction to the folder, followed by the spinning blue cursor. Some missing devices are filled in when I view the device manager, but quite a few are missing or are probably not installed properly, most importantly the video driver.

As a temporary fix, I thought I'd try downloading 22H2, but I can't find an official download. Someone else posted an Internet Archive link here:

Windows 11 x64 22H2 Build-22622 English Multiple Edition OEM ISO : Mircrosoft : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

I'm in the process of downloading the ISO (It's slow!). My question is if this is safe, and if not, how would I go about obtaining a clean 22H2 ISO directly from Microsoft? Thanks for the help.

This is the laptop in question, by the way...

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
Actually if you extract the download links from both of HP's listed support pages (W11 & W11 22H2), the driver files are identical.

No need to find a genuine 22H2 image. 23H2 is just 22H2 with a different UI enabled on top of existing 22H2 updates, it doesn't require a whole different set of drivers.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
Actually if you extract the download links from both of HP's listed support pages (W11 & W11 22H2), the driver files are identical.

No need to find a genuine 22H2 image. 23H2 is just 22H2 with a different UI enabled on top of existing 22H2 updates, it doesn't require a whole different of drivers.
Thank you, but you misunderstood my post. Both sets of drivers don't work with 22H3. I've tried that. I'm trying to troubleshoot by downloading the 22H2 ISO, then using the 22H2 drivers before contacting HP. I've never had this problem before.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
For example, the Synaptics driver says "This driver is not supported on this OS version (10.0.22631)." So, back to my original question, can someone please help me find 22H2, so I can at least give it a try?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
Use AveYo's MediaCreationTool script.

Click the "down arrow over a tray" icon on the gray header bar's right corner to download the file. Run as Administrator.
This will download an older version of Media Creation Tool and create a legitimate 22H2 ISO.
 

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Use AveYo's MediaCreationTool script.

Click the "down arrow over a tray" icon on the gray header bar's right corner to download the file. Run as Administrator.
This will download an older version of Media Creation Tool and create a legitimate 22H2 ISO.
You're amazing, thank you! I'll let you know what happens tomorrow.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
You could also...



It downloads a tool that will build a 22H2 ISO, one click.



000000 UUP Dump.png



This is what you just downloaded.
Extract and double click the file in RED box to build the ISO...

000000 UUP Dump combine command.png



It will take a while to build the ISO. The command prompt window will "seem" to have finished, about half way through. Wait till it "tells" you it's finished.
It will say something like... "Press zero to exit" when it's really finished.
 
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  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
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    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
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    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
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    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security
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    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
Looking at HP's driver set for Synaptics, they're enforcing an arbitrary 22621 version check in the install batch script, but the actual driver version (19.5.35.94) matches with Microsoft Update Catalog's available driver for 21H2 systems (19.5.35.84).

Personally, I'd say HP's QA team is lazy wrong.
They're disallowing a driver version that's close to the one Windows Update might offer you.

I would just un-(7-zip) the SP driver files, and from Device Manager manually import the INF files from the extracted folders.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
You could also...

Thank you for the link. Someone else on another forum posted that website, but I wasn't able to find out which included the full version and not just the update files. Garlin's script worked, so I'm ok for now. This is good information, thank you!

Looking at HP's driver set for Synaptics, they're enforcing an arbitrary 22621 version check in the install batch script, but the actual driver version (19.5.35.94) matches with Microsoft Update Catalog's available driver for 21H2 systems (19.5.35.84).

Personally, I'd say HP's QA team is lazy wrong.
They're disallowing a driver version that's close to the one Windows Update might offer you.

I would just un-(7-zip) the SP driver files, and from Device Manager manually import the INF files from the extracted folders.

Everything installed and updated fine last night on 22H2. Thank you so much! Nothing was missing from device manager, except for "HP Application Enabling Software Driver, which I don't recall the ID of, but Windows Update installed it for me. (Someone on HP's support forum posted a link to the driver, but I decided to see if updating would take care of it.)

I'm not impressed with my experience with HP, so far. The laptop is really well built, but not having drivers install properly in a new PC/laptop is something I've never experienced before. Only after a PC becomes obsolete have I had problems with drivers, but that's rare. It wasn't just Synaptics, though. Synaptics was the only driver that gave me the error message. There were several things missing in the device manager and the NVidia driver didn't install at all. I had to manually right click, then select update driver. Even then, it didn't install the control panel until I connected to the internet.

Absolutely none of the drivers gave me any indication that they were done installing, nor did they tell me to reboot, which I did anyway out of habit. You just click, a window pops up confirming that you want to install the driver, it extracts, then nothing happens other than the spinning blue circle next to the cursor. There was absolutely no confirmation that the drivers had been installed. It's bizarre. When I'd try to reboot a few times, it would tell me that something was still open/running. Have you heard of this before? (Not the reboot dialog, but the lack of confirmation.) I've owned Dell, Asus, Lenovo, and HP years ago, but this has never happened to me.

I suspect that this is a fairly new laptop, so hopefully things will improve. I intend to contact HP and tell them about my experience. By the way, although it's running well and fully updated, Windows Update didn't offer me a copy of 22H3, which I found interesting.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
but I wasn't able to find out which included the full version and not just the update files


The full versions are the ones that don't say: Update Preview.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
The full versions are the ones that don't say: Update Preview.
That's what I thought, but the link the guy provided here only allowed me to download a few small files. I didn't check the file size until today and it's only something like 17kb:


I assumed these were just the update files because it downloaded so fast. I didn't realize they were that small, so maybe it's a bad link?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
That's what I thought, but the link the guy provided here only allowed me to download a few small files. I didn't check the file size until today and it's only something like 17kb:


I assumed these were just the update files because it downloaded so fast. I didn't realize they were that small, so maybe it's a bad link?



No... you are just downloading a "tool" like MCT, but non-Microsoft tool.
"Building" the ISO will take about 30 minutes.

When it's all done... the ISO will be about 5-6GB
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
No... you are just downloading a "tool" like MCT, but non-Microsoft tool.
"Building" the ISO will take about 30 minutes.

When it's all done... the ISO will be about 5-6GB
I wish I had known that, thank you. So, running one of the files within the small download will download and create the ISO using files from Microsoft directly?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
I wish I had known that, thank you. So, running one of the files within the small download will download and create the ISO using files from Microsoft directly?


Yeah.... the file in the RED box, shown in the small picture in post #17

Image1.png
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
For Windows / Synaptics problems please report them using the feedback hub.
Why? It's the HP driver repack that's actually broken.
It's hard-coded to only allow installation on 22621, and not 22621 or later.

SP149318 / install.cmd
Code:
REM  Detect OS version
set os_ver=
for /f "tokens=1,2 delims== " %%i in ('wmic os get version /value') do (if /i %%~i == version set "os_ver=%%~j")
if not defined os_ver echo [%date%][%time%][%~dpnx0] Could not get OS version >> %Logpath% & goto fail
ECHO [%date%][%time%][%~dpnx0] Detected OS version : [%os_ver%] >> %Logpath%

REM ================== Check if OS is 22621 ==================
ECHO [%date%][%time%][%~dpnx0] Check if OS version has met requirement >> %Logpath%
IF /I [%os_ver%] EQU [10.0.22621] echo [%date%][%time%][%~dpnx0] OS version match. >> %Logpath% & goto Install_DRV

echo [%date%][%time%][%~dpnx0] OS version missmatch. >> %Logpath%
goto unsupport_OS

Catalog version:
 
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  • OS
    Windows 7
Please open device manager > expand mouse and other pointing devices > right click on synaptics > left click properties > click driver tab > post an image or share link > click details tab > under properties scroll to hardware IDs > post an image or share link
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
Yeah.... the file in the RED box, shown in the small picture in post #17

I'm sorry man. I wasn't trying to be annoying and spoon-fed. I didn't actually follow your instructions because I had already run the script garlin gave me to download 22H2. I was just asking for future reference, because that's a handy website. Thank you, I appreciate the help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
Please open device manager > expand mouse and other pointing devices > right click on synaptics > left click properties > click driver tab > post an image or share link > click details tab > under properties scroll to hardware IDs > post an image or share link
Thank you for responding, but I'm just running 22H2 for now. I don't mind waiting for the update.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
Ok.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
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