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Hey guys,

A friend of mine has an HP a810n pc which had a fried mobo and no warranty. He bought a new motherboard and I installed it for him. The problem is, the recovery disc that came with the HP will not let me install because of configuration changes.

Is there anyway for me to get the recovery disc to install so this guy wont have to buy a new OS? I am pretty sure there isn't a way to do this but just thought I would ask.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 6
Sorry. That OS recovery cd is coded Only to work with HP hardware. It can see that the hardware configuration is different to what it should see. Im afraid a New OS is the only way.
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Sorry. That OS recovery cd is coded Only to work with HP hardware. It can see that the hardware configuration is different to what it should see. Im afraid a New OS is the only way.

Thats what I was afraid of. I was just hoping there was a way around it.

Thanks
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I was going to recommend http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=520223 but that isn't really what you were asking.

I believe the new policies regarding XP and OEM hardware is that the license is no longer valid when the hardware is changed. He could always try calling up HP and explaining what happened if he doesn't want to buy a new copy of XP.
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I believe the new policies regarding XP and OEM hardware is that the license is no longer valid when the hardware is changed
Unfortunately that is the solid truth.
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I was going to edit my above post but I posted the proof I was talking about in another OEM XP related thread.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ml#post1527854
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