Restored PC not Genuine

L_D_G

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A few months ago, I restored a PC and put the wrong OS on it (my own oversight). Now I'm getting "Not a Genuine version" prompts. I went through the same process I did before (getting the correct iso this time-7 Home Prem vs Pro) and using the Windows 7 tool to make a usb into a bootable device.

This time, I kept getting bootsect error. Looked this up and decided to try Rufus. Seemed successful until I tried to boot from the usb and the boot process seemed to just stop when it started searching for a boot device. I changed the priority order, so that shouldn't be it. I let it go for a couple of minutes thinking it was just trying to figure stuff out, but like I said, it seemed to just stop.

Not entirely sure what I'm doing wrong...
 

phaelax

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Could be an issue using bootsec if your BIOS uses UEFI. Check your bios and see if there's an option to enable legacy support and see if that helps booting the device.
 

L_D_G

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Looked into this.

Integrated Peripherals section has a Legacy Option that IS enabled.

I went into Advanced BIOS and checked boot order as well. In there, there is an option to boot from Legacy LAN.

Those are the only two places I saw Legacy mentioned.
 

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