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processor wrong speed after xp sp2 upgrade...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by marcusya, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. marcusya

    marcusya Thread Starter

    Sep 8, 2004
    hi everyone,
    the processor speed is wrong when i check it under my computer>properties
    here's what happened,
    my laptop: dell inspiron 2500, intel celeron~800 something mhz, xp home
    girlfriends laptop: compaq, amd~900 something mhz, xp pro sp2
    i upgraded my laptop from xp home to xp pro sp2 using girlfriends cd. it went fine. when i checked the properties of my computer it showed that my processor speed is only 440 mhz, the cd had a label saying "for compaq pc only", i know i shouldn't be using her cd but since she's my girlfriend i think that's ok, and its not like i'm giving it off to anybody. my laptop is the only one that used that cd, it wasn't even open when i used it. should i try and reinstall windows using my own cd? or is there a way to work this out without reinstalling again. Thanks for your time reading this, and sorry if its lengthy.
  2. pronute


    Feb 12, 2003
    Still what you did is illegal.
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    As mentioned above, it's illegal. Doesn't matter whether it's your girlfriend or grandmother.

    The reason it wasn't even opened is because Compaq, like Dell, pre-installs the operating system.

    Definitely reinstall YOUR operating system from YOUR cd.
  4. winbob


    Aug 2, 2004
    My understanding of Proprietary installation and restore disks from companies like Compaq are that they contain Hardware information that ties them to the machine that they are paired with.

    Sometimes that check the hardware to see if they are being used on the approp machine before they run.
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