About Bios and Bios Mods?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Happpy, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Happpy

    Happpy MDL Senior Member

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    Hello, All!

    I'm going to ask a very very basic question. Actually my field is little different in computing and it's web designing, graphic designing and security but I want to know about Bios (hardware related) as well.

    I don't know much about BIOS and their mods. I read some article on Google but couldn't understand well.

    This is what I know that it's called Basic Input Output System. It controls the Keyboard, mouse, hard drives and system boots as well.

    Now questions are, Is it (BIOS) Software or Hardware? In which cell it stores? I saw a little cell type device in which BIOS is store. But some Computer repairing people say the term, Your BIOS has burnt. Now we have to do new bios. So what is this? How Bios burnt and how they install or plug (if device) in PC?

    Next term is the BIOS MOD. I've been watching this term + a full forum category here since I joined MDL. So what actually the BIOS MODS? What thing we get on request here?

    I request you to please tell me in easy words. I'm unable to understand on Wikipedia and Google as well.

    Regards,
     
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  2. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    BIOS is actually Software stored on a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller).
    When they say they are replacing the BIOS, they mean the Chip containing the BIOS Software.
    To Update

    The BIOS mods we do here simply add SLIC information to the BIOS so that Windows 7 will see your PC like an OEM PC and can be activated by installing an OEM Certificate and Serial Key.
     
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  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    NoJuan999, I hope the guy can understand (but I doubt, as he admited himself - I'm unable to understand on Wikipedia ...)

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  4. Happpy

    Happpy MDL Senior Member

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    I've some further questions NoJuan!

    When people say your BIOS has been burnt. Does it mean, we have lost the software installed on chip or the chip is burnt? If this thing happens then how can we install new BIOS? I mean how we install new BIOS Software? OR Where we take chip from?

    What happens when we install a Genuine MS Windows? What change Microsoft makes in PC? I mean where MS stores info about whether Windows is Genuine or not?

    Also, is it necessary to make a PC OEM if it's not really an OEM PC? (Because some people buy a casing and separatel buy Mother Board, Processor, Hard Drive and RAMS as well and plug all these things in that casing and makes their favorite PC). So is it necessary to make a NON-OEM PC an OEM PC to crack its Windows?

    What is SLIC? and if I've a NON-OEM PC then how I'll request to take its BIOS MOD here at MDL to make my PC OEM? What thing would I tell about my PC to take its BIOS MOD?

    Sorry for doing large questioning.

    Regards,
     
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  5. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    BIOS has been burnt. I do not use that expression.
    To flash means to write the biosimage onto the bios chip. Therefore you need a flash application. If it goes wrong then it is a bad flash and it may lead to an unbootable system, we say the bios is bricked then.

    To mod the bios means here to add an new ACPITable to the bios, which is called SLIC. This SLIC will be checked by the OS when having OEM_SLP license. At this license you can change any hardware since the license is related to the BIOS (Mobo).

    But Happy, MDL is famous for this topic, just go ahead searching by yourself..check the stickies.....there is no need to post that again.

    Like here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/5619-Vista-OEM-Activation-How-it-Works

    You have to make an effort if you want to learn something. ;)
     
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