While the whole story and your own solutions to the whole of the problem is (now) answered, the original question had left out the whole of the problem and concentrated on if your product is a clone or not.
The original question would have been better if it was asked to HP the maker of the product itself, what is to stop the same software/firmware from being used on a clone , like that hasnt been done before :-) So you really cant prove it :-)
An answer was provided for the titled question, your commenting answer then provides many layers more information about the whole situation. There is no comment or accept for the answer (be it the answer or not) on the original question? (at least part of) The Question still left unresolved, was the Jarmund answer provided helpfull and correct for the titled question?
There is no answer By You in the self answer that the product is the HP product you thought you bought, or a clone still? There is just your solutining the original problem, you did not concentrate on asking to begin with.
This is what I am seeing , how it is done/edited at the time of my writing.
There is an Anally retentive position on SU that the answer be an answer to the question that was asked. IMO (instead) I think the important data that a person could gain from any question, is any Information or solutions to problems discovered, when searching on the web , when having a problem.
Conclusion: Do you feel that the information you provided , will help other people with the original question, or the problem that you were having when asking the question? If you have therin helped other people, all you have to do next is Ignore the stupid rep points system and go on about helping others. If the opposite is true that this is just a pile of text that people will find when searching the web that solutions nothing, then make it so it does.