Bios question.

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by xcolt45x, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. xcolt45x

    xcolt45x MDL Novice

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    #1 xcolt45x, Oct 15, 2009
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    Just a quick question... I downloaded this modded bios for my HP.. I checked all the info and although the HP model isn't the same everything else matches up and I used the same BIOS update in the past. Link to post below.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/138938?highlight=phoenix+5.27#post138938

    So my question is, if I install this modded BIOS will it screw up the OEM licensing of my Vista installation? I was going to install Windows 7 on a freshly formatted partition with hopes of still being able to dual boot. Will this work or is it a better idea to hold off until I'm ready to commit fully to Windows 7 on a fully formatted drive?
     
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    911medic MDL Guru

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    #2 911medic, Oct 15, 2009
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    You should be fine with HP SLIC2.1 and dual boot. The cert is the same for the 2.0 and 2.1 SLIC.
     
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  3. xcolt45x

    xcolt45x MDL Novice

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    Alright sweet, thanks man.
     
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    xcolt45x MDL Novice

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    Alright so I formatted the hard drive with Windows XP installation disk. Then I installed win7 ultimate. Then I flashed the BIOS with winflash using the "update bios" option and selecting the file from the modified bios folder, it went through the steps and said it was done updating, i rebooted then used opatool to install oem info and key. rebooted, but the liscense is still on the initial grace period. Thought I did the steps correctly.. any help?
     
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    xcolt45x MDL Novice

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    I actually figured it out, I wasn't updating the full bios with winflash at first. Now I got win7 fully working and activated. So happy right now, this site had awesome help!!:):):)