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Try looking on HP's site to see if they have a workaround.
After the great upgrade to Windows XP, my applications disc that came with my HP says that it can't run because my PC is not an HP
This is purely cosmetic. Actually, you can change ot to whatever you want. You could put mfg by Nathan, and use your pic for the Mfg logo . This is simply a regisrty key, you can find many ways to change it either editing the the registry, or through third-party aps.
Also after the upgrade, my system properties don't state my computer is an HP Pavillion or anything.
The only way to get back the softwares is to return to the original operating system.
Here's an easy program that will allow you to change OEM info, logo, and support info.
So how do I change my system manufacturer and model?
I haven't been able to find anyway to get around this.
So I guess I can no longer get the software that came with my PC . I really need the MS Works that came with the PC. I need something to help me work on my school projects at home
Did you keep the CD key? If so, you can still legally install this software from another CD.
I gave him the CD when I gave him our old PC.
Or, if you know someone who has Office XP, you may legally copy, or use those CD's install XP on your system--using your CD key. If your CD key has already been used to install Office XP on another computer, you'll likely have to call Microsoft to activate it.
To obtain a replacement CD-ROM or manual, contact Microsoft Supplemental and Replacement Parts at (800) 360-7561; Microsoft may ask you to fax a copy of the store receipt.
If your copy of Office was preinstalled in a computer or distributed by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), you must contact the OEM for a replacement.
If you acquired a copy of Office through the Microsoft Volume Licensing program (including an Open or Select license), contact the Microsoft Worldwide Fulfillment Office at (800) 248-0655.
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