So, the story is this. Was given a HP Mini 210-1018TU PC. The hard drive had failed and the friend just wanted to upgrade to a beefier laptop.
Next, I checked the bottom of the case & no MS sticker? I take out the battery thinking it's in the compartment, nope....I contact HP & they offer to send me the recovery CD's. Great!
I get them, open the case to put the new drive in-- there's the product key sticker! Anyway, install them- all good. Except now my system time will not stay set. I'm not sure if this is the only issue- but it seems to also be preventing me from installing SP1?
If I set the time in BIOS & save, when I get to the desktop, it always shows 24/07/2010.
If I set the time while in Windows & restart, it will always show 01/01/2008?
I've tried it with & without time synced (the sync does work because I can click "update" & it successfully updates). I have replaced the coin battery with a new, known working battery.
Also ran chkdsk /f & sfc/scannow. No issues reported.
The bit about issues with installing SP1 to a replaced hard drive is a known problem on Google- but no real fixes.
Not sure what to do from here? I had hoped to upgrade it to Win 10-- but now will miss the freebie window because of this (been working on it for a few weeks now).