BIOS Mod - No Longer Genuine

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Smokin, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

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    Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H
    BIOS Type Award Modular
    BIOS Version GA-MA78G-DS3H FCa
    BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    BIOS Message GA-MA78G-DS3H FCa
    BIOS Date 03/19/09
    BIOS Manufacturer Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

    I found this
    GIGABYTE-mb_bios_ga-ma78g-ds3h_2.0_fc-DELL_SLIC21_SLP.rar
    I flashed the bios file "78G.FC" using the Gigabyte Q-Flash built into the motherboard bios. Successfully flashed.

    BIOS Version FC
    BIOS Type Dell Systemar BIOS v6.00PG
    BIOS Message GA-MA78G-DS3H FC
    System BIOS Date 06/23/09

    Reset the bios by shorting the reset pins on the mobo
    Booted into bios and tweaked the settings.
    Installed Windows 7 Ultimate
    Successfully installed certificate
    Entered Windows 7 Ultimate Key provided in the rar

    First I tried this key 7YWX9-W3C2V-D46GW-P722P-9CP4D
    The cmd line said it installed successfully but after reboot it still showed 29 days til activation.

    Next I tried the other supplied key 22TKD-F8XX6-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM
    again the cmd line executed successfully yet still showing 29 days til after reboot.

    Then I tried adding the second key again, this time using the GUI instead of the cmd line. After reboot it worked showing I was genuine.

    I installed MS Security Essentials and I was still valid. :)

    Next I tried to download the free "Windows 7 XP mode" and suddenly I was No Longer Genuine! :-(
    0xc004f200

    I read that the slic modded bios was the perfect activation. Right now I'm not impressed. :-(

    Did I do something wrong?
    Do I need a different key?
    Do I need a new BIOS, Cert & Key?
    Do I need to do something special now that I am no longer genuine?

    If someone would be so kind as to point me in the right direction.

    Thanks
     
  2. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    You need to install one of these keys:
    7|Ultimate|Acer|FJGCP-4DFJD-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
    7|Ultimate|Alienware|VQ3PY-VRX6D-CBG4J-8C6R2-TCVBD
    7|Ultimate|Asus|2Y4WT-DHTBF-Q6MMK-KYK6X-VKM6G
    7|Ultimate|Dell|342DG-6YJR8-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
    7|Ultimate|HP|MHFPT-8C8M2-V9488-FGM44-2C9T3
    7|Ultimate|Lenovo|6K2KY-BFH24-PJW6W-9GK29-TMPWP
    7|Ultimate|Samsung|49PB6-6BJ6Y-KHGCQ-7DDY6-TF7CD
    7|Ultimate|Sony|YJJYR-666KV-8T4YH-KM9TB-4PY2W

    The second one you used (22TKD-F8XX6-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM) is a Blacklisted Lenovo Key.
    I have No Idea what the first one was.

    So the fault doesn't seem to be with the BIOS mod but a case of User Error.

    Check the SLIC status with this:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...IOS-Backup-Toolkit?highlight=Bios+Backup+Tool
     
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  3. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

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    Yeah I found the 22TDK blacklist info. Then found a valid oem key and was thrilled when it worked. :) But thank you for the extra keys, can't have to many can we. ;-)

    So now I am wondering will the new not blacklisted key work when I try and download "Windows 7 XP mode"?
    I found the download on a torrent site to avoid getting bonked by Micr$oft but really want to try downloading from MS. Do you think its safe or will I get another not genuine black screen and may we at M$ part you with some more $$ for the privlege.

    That black screen makes me feel like a pirate... oh wait. ;-) lol
     
  4. ippytattoo

    ippytattoo MDL Senior Member

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    Speaking from experience with slic 2.1 activation you will be fine dl'ing any updates or xp compatibility mode from M$.
     
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  5. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    ^ Yes,
    You can definitely download XP Mode or any other Genuine Software you want.
     
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  6. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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  7. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

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    Ok I took a chance and tried downloading Windows 7 XP mode virtual PC.
    The Good - it wasn't able to invalidate my Windows 7. :)
    The Bad - it still knows I am not genuine so it didn't let me download. :-(
    The Ugly - I'm downloading it via bittorrent p2p. ;-)

    Maybe you can try getting to the download and see if it lets you in.
    www microsoft.com /windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    I prefer not using a torrent download but in a pinch it'll do.
    Thanks