Windows 7 Bluescreening on Old Computer

Hey guys, having some issues with a friend's computer. His brother built it and it was running a pirated version of Windows 7. I think it ran fine for him until recently it started asking for authorization. I told him to just get an OEM version of Windows 7 for $110 and throw that on there. He did and now it randomly bluescreens when windows update is run.

Here are the specs:

CPU: Pentium D @ 2.8 Ghz (Smithfeild)
RAM: 1.5 GB
MOBO: Microstar MS-7187
VIDEO CARD: Radeon HD 4350

I've done the following to try and figure out what's wrong:

- Ran MEMTEST on it (7 passes) and it passed.
- Ran HDD diagnostic tool off Ultimate Boot CD and it passed.

I also ran HW Monitor and the CPU was around 60c, I have no idea if that's out of the ordinary.

Any help would be much appreciated!
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More about windows bluescreening computer
  1. Booted off Windows 7 disc and tried a fresh install and it bluescreens during the 2nd part of installation.
  2. reformat the hdd with the oem disc and install after
  3. There's no more full reformat option in Windows 7 installer so maybe I will reformat it with something else.
  4. put cd first in boot and then do the reformat
  5. I did that - deleted partitions, made new one, installed win 7 - it blue screens during 2nd phase of install.
  6. I give up, just gonna put linux on it and tell the dude to buy a new computer.
  7. reinstall xp if he have one
  8. I just gave up guys, sorry.
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