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Windows 7: HP Win 7 Home wont boot Custom PC

19 Oct 2013   #1
Russellreno

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS Version 6.1.7601
 
 
HP Win 7 Home wont boot Custom PC

I am upgrading my 3 yr old HP to a custom PC. I want to use the Genuine HP WN 7 license on the custom PC
The new system will not boot from the HP boot drive. I also tried to restore the HP system to the Custom PC The new system would not boot; OXCOOOO225 Device not available.

It seems the HP Win 7 checks for HP hardware so it wont boot the custom PC.

Is there anyway I can override HP and use the licensed Win 7 on the custom PC?


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19 Oct 2013   #2
Bongo

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No you cannot do that, you will need to buy another DVD with a license, Newegg has it on sale for $78.99 Newegg.com - 48Hrs ONLY to Get Windows 7 Home for JUST 78.99USD, 2TB USB 3.0 Ext. HDD Under 70USD...

Jerry
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19 Oct 2013   #3
gregrocker

 

If you want to move the HD from your HP to a new build then as Jerry say you'll need to buy a new license, but you can adapt the install you have to boot on the new HDD by either SysPrep to move HD to another computer it on the old hardware first, or once you've moved it boot Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to P2P Adjust it to the new hardware.

Sometimes it also requires running Startup Repair a few times from the Win7 disk to repair the boot as well. Probably best to do a Clean Install Windows 7 unless you really like your current install.
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21 Oct 2013   #4
Russellreno

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS Version 6.1.7601
 
 

I downloaded a Win 7 Home Premium ISO file, then did a clean install. The HP license was accepted.

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21 Oct 2013   #5
gldndragn

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Russellreno View Post
I downloaded a Win 7 Home Premium ISO file, then did a clean install. The HP license was accepted.

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That is a violation of the EULA. (End User License Agreement)
The HP COA is for the HP system only.

It will of course work..........as you discovered, I am only informing you of the fact stated above.
That is (I believe) considered piracy.
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