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Windows 7: Select Motherboard Manufacture

17 May 2014   #1
rajanpandit

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32bit
 
 
Select Motherboard Manufacture

One of my friend have following pc
Core i5 processor with Gigabyte z68-Ap-d3 rev.1 borad with 8gb ram, 1tb hd
Someone was installing Windows7 64bit on that pc.... when during installation one dialogue box appeared to select mother board manufacture and he select gigabyte.... this option confusing me....
I want to know in version of windows this option comes..
I have installed windows 7 64bit and 32bit many times on different-different pcs...
but I have never see this option.. please reply...


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17 May 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have only installed Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional and I have never seen such a question when doing so.

Did you see this selection or were you told by someone they seen it?
I have never even head of someone seeing such a thing.
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17 May 2014   #3
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Some activation cracks allow you to select the manufacturer's slic table you want your bent pc to pretend to have. Illegal so-called 'pre-activated' copies of Windows have the crack set to run automatically during install. In this situation you would be presented with the option to choose Dell, HP etc. Sounds to me like the OP is talking about piracy.

Apart from the illegality, pirated Windows could have any number of malwares, keyloggers etc.
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17 May 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank 3D Jed. I have never tried a illegal operating system or program so I didn't know.
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17 May 2014   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yes that's a very handy piece of information. Like Layback, I've no first hand experience in installing pirated operating systems so I would never have known.
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17 May 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Some activation cracks allow you to select the manufacturer's slic table you want your bent pc to pretend to have. Illegal so-called 'pre-activated' copies of Windows have the crack set to run automatically during install. In this situation you would be presented with the option to choose Dell, HP etc. Sounds to me like the OP is talking about piracy.

Apart from the illegality, pirated Windows could have any number of malwares, keyloggers etc.
I think 3d jed is correct here. I have seen this before, especially in windows 7 ultimate editions. There is no other legal way this question would be asked. The only thing I can think of that is somewhat possible is some manufacturers motherboards require their disk to be fed to windows for their sata drivers during install, and that would have a drop down list sometimes to choose the exact board you have. As the disk would have drivers for many versions of boards. But I have not seen that for years. I am thinking pirating is more likely here.


@rajanpandit

Please make sure you install a legal copy of windows, as already stated illegal copies come with a lot of surprises you can never be sure of.
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17 May 2014   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Are you sure it wasn't the dialogue that can open to connect to network, using Gigabyte adapter?
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