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23 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 
Strange

Ok, so I have a legal copy of Win 7 Pro that I already installed on my laptop with no issues and it's activated. I have an old HP desktop that I had laying around I thought I would install Win 7 on it using the same disk I used for my laptop. I have no intention of activating it on the desktop since it's already activated on my laptop I was just bored being unemployed and I wanted to see how well windows 7 would run on an older PC. My question is that it says it's not a genuine copy. HUH? How could it know that? I don't have it connected to a network. According to SIW it's a HP Pavilion 061. The history on this desktop is that I bought it from a coworker back around 07' with XP pro installed. I bought for my mom to use to surf the internet, but she never really used it so it just sat. Hence I just use it to mess with. Anybody know why it show as not genuine?

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23 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Ok, so I have a legal copy of Win 7 Pro that I already installed on my laptop with no issues and it's activated. I have an old HP desktop that I had laying around I thought I would install Win 7 on it using the same disk I used for my laptop. I have no intention of activating it on the desktop since it's already activated on my laptop I was just bored being unemployed and I wanted to see how well windows 7 would run on an older PC. My question is that it says it's not a genuine copy. HUH? How could it know that? I don't have it connected to a network. According to SIW it's a HP Pavilion 061. The history on this desktop is that I bought it from a coworker back around 07' with XP pro installed. I bought for my mom to use to surf the internet, but she never really used it so it just sat. Hence I just use it to mess with. Anybody know why it show as not genuine?
It will say it is not genuine if the system clock is off
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23 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Ok, so I have a legal copy of Win 7 Pro that I already installed on my laptop with no issues and it's activated. I have an old HP desktop that I had laying around I thought I would install Win 7 on it using the same disk I used for my laptop. I have no intention of activating it on the desktop since it's already activated on my laptop I was just bored being unemployed and I wanted to see how well windows 7 would run on an older PC. My question is that it says it's not a genuine copy. HUH? How could it know that? I don't have it connected to a network. According to SIW it's a HP Pavilion 061. The history on this desktop is that I bought it from a coworker back around 07' with XP pro installed. I bought for my mom to use to surf the internet, but she never really used it so it just sat. Hence I just use it to mess with. Anybody know why it show as not genuine?
It will say it is not genuine if the system clock is off
Still says not genuine. I checked the bios time and the system time.
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23 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

What sort of copy of Windows 7 is it? I haven't dealt with any OEM copies of Windows 7 yet, but on older OSes some of the OEM versions were BIOS locked, and would not install on another make of PC.
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23 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

It's an business edition. I got it from my tech school. Like I said it installed fine on my laptop and that's where it's activated, but I was just playing around with this old pc. Since it's an HP you might be right about it being OEM bios locked.
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23 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

It's wierd because I've installed oem copies of XP pro on it and it never gave me this warning. I don't get it.
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24 May 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Try deep cleaning your HD to see if some hidden partition might be messing with it, unless you need the XP recovery partition because you lack a CD installer or Recov disks.

Boot Windows 7 DVD, press Shift F10 at bootup or click thru to Recov Tools list to open a Command line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (confirm this is Windows 7 target HD, best to unplug others first)
CLEAN ALL
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit

Now Custom Install to created partition knowing you have the cleanest possible slate and partition set up correctly.
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24 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try deep cleaning your HD to see if some hidden partition might be messing with it, unless you need the XP recovery partition because you lack a CD installer or Recov disks.

Boot Windows 7 DVD, press Shift F10 at bootup or click thru to Recov Tools list to open a Command line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (confirm this is Windows 7 target HD, best to unplug others first)
CLEAN ALL
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit

Now Custom Install to created partition knowing you have the cleanest possible slate and partition set up correctly.
I'm trying this now. I'll update as soon as I finish.
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24 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

I don't know what happened but while formatting it shuts down at around 89-90%. It just shuts down and won't restart. Like I have no power. I don't get it. The first install no issue as soon as I try to format boom around high 80% finished it shuts down. Oh well, it's just an old PC laying around I wasn't using anyway. But thanks for the help guys.
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24 May 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Run the maker's HD diagnostics full CD scan which can salvage a failing HD sometimes: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Likewise test the memory with memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes to check that out.
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