01-26-2019 01:09 AM - edited 01-26-2019 01:54 AM
So this is kind of a unique situation. Some of this info may be irrelevant but just to help you understand how i got to where i am at ill explain. I had a Compaq CQ60-615DX. I wanted to upgrade to the best processir availabke which was the T9600 CORE 2 DUO 2.8GHZ. In order to do this i needed the GM45 CHIPSET, so i ordered the used motherboard. Turns out it was out of an HPG60. When i swapped the board and dropped the new chip in, swapped the drives and started it up. Windows loaded but it would display a message that "Windows is not Genuine" . I assumed that it had to do with windows being installed on the old motherboard and some data not matching up. So i used the Windows 7 discs that came with the Compaq (Which says is for a new Compaq or HP Computer). After it installs it says that the install was not successful. In the log it says i had set a vista flag. Not sure what that means. Can anyone help?
01-26-2019 04:42 AM - edited 01-27-2019 04:13 AM
The W10 activation is embedded on the (OLD) Main Board, so that covers that.
Buy a W10 licence or speak to Microsoft.
W7 Original Recovery Discs check things and the current setup obviously don't match.
So for W7 install disk I would try...
And rebuild from there. NB: W7 may be missing drivers, like for USB boot etc.
Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.
01-27-2019 04:00 AM
Are you saying W10 was activated on the board i just put in (hp g60) or the old compaq board i replaced? The old compaq board had W7, was never upgraded to W10. I used the discs that came with that board on the hp g60, which i assumed was also W7. But you are saying the hp g60 board had w10?