BIOS is now flashed with SLIC 2.1...now what? The preferred method of activation?

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  1. doctord

    doctord MDL Novice

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    Should I use Daz's loader to install the serial and cert?

    Or is there a preferable way?

    Sorry if this is a newbie question, I'm still coming down from the near heart-attack I had hoping that my motherboard wouldn't be bricked from the flashing. :p
     
  2. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    You can install the certificate and key manually if you want, with slmgr -ilc <PATH_TO_CERT> and slmgr -ipk <PRODUCT_KEY>.

    Or you could go the easy route as you suggested, install everything via the Daz Loader. "Install certificate and serial" is the way to go then.

    Both these methods works equally well, and will produce the exact same result.

    And congratulations on a successfully flashed mobo ;)
     
  3. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  4. doctord

    doctord MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys, and thanks to everyone here at the forums. I couldn't have done this without all the helpful information you have all posted.
     
  5. doctord

    doctord MDL Novice

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    One more quick question:

    From what I understand, the BIOS mod method is pretty much bulletproof, correct?

    Is it possible/likely that Microsoft will somehow put a stop to this method down the road in the form of an update?

    Thanks for the input.
     
  6. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    A BIOS mod is very, very safe. With a proper mod you should be good forever, at least that's how it looks like now.

    The loader however, is also pretty safe. Daz has implemented features like SLIC encryption and file size randomization which makes the loader hard to target by automated tools. Summed up, using a loader you will probably be just fine. Using a BIOS mod you will definitely be just fine, you just have to take the risk of flashing the mod.

    Since you're modded, you should fear nothing. If the mod is ever blocked, MDL will find a way around.

    ;)
     
  7. doctord

    doctord MDL Novice

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    Thanks a million guys. You've provided great help and peace of mind.
     
  8. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Has everyone forgotten OEM SLP DVD is preferred method with SLIC in bios especially with companies :biggrin: Just install and your activated.
     
  9. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    I personally prefere teh manual way of activation through DOS slmgr.vbs -ilc c:\cert

    never had a problem and I can do it in 10 secs ;)
     
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  10. killercat

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    that file seems to be deleted?
     
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    sam3971 MDL Guru

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  12. allbula

    allbula MDL Novice

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    Is there any reason to install or not to install KB971033 if you have the D*** slic bios? Could it be mandatory for any real future updates or service packs, or should I just hide that one? I've been putting off deciding on that one all this time.
     
  13. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    The only reason to install it is sometimes you have to validate online which in essence is installing WAT. I'd just hide it. I think WAT might be required for installation of MSE and XP mode so maybe with SP1 you might have in on your machine. IF you have slic 2.1 I wouldn't worry about WAT
     
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