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I replaced HDD of my Asus k52f with a hard disk from my Dell because of some issues and then installed Windows 10 on it. And now the Asus says it is Dell computer. How to make it "think" that it's Asus again?

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Re: installed Windows 10

It's unclear what you did, on three points at least:
- where that Windows 10 came from
- how you did the install
- where it says it's Dell

To fix it: use the recovery media from Asus to go back to factory conditions. Then upgrade to Windows 10, downloaded from the MEDIA CREATION TOOL (Google that).

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Asus pretending to be Dell

I used to have licensed Windows 7 and it constantly asked to upgrade to Windows 10, so I took the hard disk out of the Dell laptop and moved it to the Asus laptop which was just lying around not used for a couple of years or so because its hard disk was damaged. So I inserted it, started the computer, it prompted me to install Windows 10 and so I did and followed every step of the instruction. But that was like a good while ago, so I won't tell you exactly how I installed it since I don't fully recall every step. In pc properties it says Manufacturer Dell Model Latitude E6410 while it's Asus K52F. I will not reset the pc to its factory condition as of yet, maybe there is another solution. And by the way, I installed a brand new hard disk into the Dell laptop and it doesn't show manufacturer and model in pc's properties at all.

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What a mess.

I had to read this twice and you are way off on a limb here. Moving a HDD across PCs is bad enough if same make and model. You're lucky it works. I'd take that and not fix what Windows thinks the machine is.

And that's not getting into license questions. I'd use this as-is and not call for support.

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Not going to work long term.

My guess is you pulled a hard drive from the DELL and put it in your ASUS and did an in place Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade. Of course the Asus thinks it's a DELL because it IS. I don't see how this will continue as Microsoft licensing detects motherboard changes which is essentially what you did. Where does it say it is a DELL...on the SYSTEM page? This can be changed to anything you like, but Microsoft will still know. You effectively have an unlicensed system, but I am not judging.

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