I got an hp slimline as a present last year for my first year in college, I was introduced to gaming and I've been through upgrading my computer.
Computer came with oem hp vista, later hp sent me a free upgrade to 7. Their disk says it only works on hp computers..
So i installed it, no problem, so I buy a new psu, Case, gpu off newegg and install them, but somewhere in the process I fried my mobo. A friend confirmed this and I just ordered a new asus mobo off newegg.
So I know my os won't work off the hdd, totally dif chipsets. So what are my options here? Can I install it off the hp disk? The computer didn't come with a vista disk, so I can't use that. But than ms offers a 30 dollar generic upgrade disk if you have a student discount, so I could do that if worst comes to worst