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How To Go Around The HP Check?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Independence76, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. Independence76

    Independence76 Thread Starter

    May 20, 2008
    After serious .NET problems that keep me from doing things in Flight Simulator, I've decided to switch from XP to Vista for my gaming habits.

    I put in the disk, had my hard drive set up so it would've booted off the disk, and about 2 minutes into it, it says that my computer is not an HP.

    However, it is right. My mom and sister got new HP laptops with Vista recently, and they came with backup disks. My computer was once an HP, but we have upgraded it to be a gaming rig in the last few years.

    Is there any way I can go around the check for HP components? If not, is there a way to trick my computer into thinking it's an HP?

    I still have the old HP processor, but it's only 900MHz, which is too slow for Vista's requirements.

    Help please?
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Assuming you have a legally installed copy of Windows XP on your computer, your only legal option may be to buy a retail upgrade version of Windows Vista.

    We do not offer help with any kind of illegal installation of operating systems or other software.
  3. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
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