I bought a refurbished Thinkpad T410 which has the incorrect Product, Verion and Serial number entered in the DMI data.
I installed a new OEM disk of Windows 7 Pro. While installing the Thinkpad drivers I realised that the machine was being detected as a Thinkpad T400 not T410 and discovered that the DMI data is reporting a Product, Version and Serial Number that do not match those on the sticker on the machine and which correspond to a different model.
This leaves three questions.
If I leave it as it is, am I right in assuming that this will not cause any problems as long as I manually verify and correct the results of any tools that identify my hardware (eg the Crucial system scanner).
If I do correct the DMI data, am I going to create problems with Windows being authenticated against a motherboard with a BIOS originally reporting different data?
Third, what is a reliable tool that works with Windows 7 64 bit to do this? (I'm assuming that the process will probably involve downloading then editing a BIOS image then reflashing the motherboard with the new BIOS but maybe there's an other way.)