BIOS mod - What for?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Glen, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Glen

    Glen MDL Novice

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    I am new to this forum. I am curious to know what the purpose of modifying BIOS is. It appears to have something to do with Windows activation. Could anyone enlighten me about it?
     
  2. zzdiesel

    zzdiesel MDL Member

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    Yes, it activates Vista locally on your computer without contacting Micro$haft
     
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  3. ancestor(v)

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    #3 ancestor(v), Aug 21, 2007
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    If you have got AOL on your computer and the 90 hours of free internet expired, you mod your BIOS to toggle AOL providing you free internet forever.

    AOL is another name for something we don't talk about in these cohesions ;)

    named vista.
     
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  4. Glen

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    #4 Glen, Aug 22, 2007
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    Thanks to all for your responses.
    There are two different kind of OEM version of AOL: One which comes preinstalled and another which can be obtained alone. Is the BIOS mod related to both of these?
     
  5. ancestor(v)

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    The preinstalled usually is already actived, you paid for the activation by buying a computer with the preinstalled one.

    The version which is to be "obtained": If you bought it, you paid it. Same-same. So what...

    Bios modding doesn't make a difference there. Usually you download AOL or get a free cd and then mod your bios.
     
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  6. Glen

    Glen MDL Novice

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    It appears that what I need to know is how the BIOS is involed in the process of activation. Further assistance is appreciated.