Again, thanks for the response. What you are suggesting is against the windows EULA. Just because it would initially work and probably activate, the Windows would eventually see that my product key was an HP key and then deactivate it. That's just how Windows 7 works now. Plus, that's not legal.
Anyways, I discovered my own registry hack and will likely try and get back on here with what I exactly did, but it involved creating some Install and Uninstall keys in the registry under the policy keys in certain spots and then creating a DWord for DisableMSI in each of those. It had to be done in multiple spots, but it wound up working great. Yay me.
Anyway, again, think twice before suggesting people violate the Windows EULA. If I had followed your advice, not only would it have been illegal, but after MS deactivated my Windows as not genuine, I would have had to pay for a replacement key. Thanks but not thanks.