Can Windows Update break a bios mod?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by jeraldjunkmail, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. jeraldjunkmail

    jeraldjunkmail MDL Novice

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    I have a perfecly modded bios, and it has been fine for almost a year. To my surprise, Windows just came up as no longer genuine. Any reason this might happen? I did a scandisk and it repaired a few lost clusters... But that is all I can think of...

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  2. Oery

    Oery MDL Junior Member

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    It didn't happen on mine.
    Mod BIOS 2 years ago. Win7 Ultimate x86-SP1, all update, still genuine & validated.
     
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  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Really? What does your mind say? :D

    A few lost few lost clusters, potentially could have crippled the tokens.dat file... so maybe simply reinstall the Certificate
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Or may be you need the WAT update ;)
     
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  5. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    funny I see this. the same exact thing happened to me. woke up this morning to find my machine not genuine. I had this running on a modded bios for years with no problems ever. running on daz for now works. will try to reinstall certificate later and see if it was just that.
    coincidence?
    maybe, maybe not....
     
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  6. jeraldjunkmail

    jeraldjunkmail MDL Novice

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    Replacing the certificate and key didn't work. Time to reinstall I suppose. Sigh. I assume this was due to me banging my laptop around as I was traveling recently. Will check the SMART status from a linux live cd...
     
  7. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    ok, removed Daz loader, made a freshly non-genuine windows 7. installed certificate and key via cmd and activated. all fine again.
    coincidence :biggrin:
     
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  8. jeraldjunkmail

    jeraldjunkmail MDL Novice

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    If your BIOS modded pc goes non genuine, perhaps MS has found a way to detect BIOS mods. They are about release Windoes 8 after all, and might have rolled out something slick like that? Purely speculative of course...
     
  9. urie

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    Speculative indeed considering there have been thousands of bios mods done, before it was due to blacklisted Levono OEM:SLP key now very few people have none genuine problem usually cause by problem on their system or certain services not running.
     
  10. z00ps00p

    z00ps00p MDL Novice

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    Same problem here. reinstall cert and product key, no difference. :confused:
     
  11. z00ps00p

    z00ps00p MDL Novice

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    Turns out to be. installed WAT update and did another legit check, turned into genuine. Then non-genuine notification from MSE etc. also resolved.
     
  12. antech71

    antech71 MDL Novice

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    That's news to me. I've modded bios on all 5 of my computers (3 laptops and 2 desktops) and all stayed genuine for the past 2 years even after SP1 was installed. May have to keep an eye out in the future to see if anything changes.
     
  13. urie

    urie Moderator
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    No need to keep an eye out bios mods have never been compromised.
     
  14. Jamz

    Jamz MDL Novice

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    What WAT Update exactly are you guys referring to? I'm having the exact same issue. (Not using blacklisted key bios modded 2 years ago). Non Genuine msg just popped up 2 days ago...
     
  15. glow

    glow MDL Novice

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    Activation not compromised.

    Go into Task Scheduler > Microsoft > Windows > WAT

    Then, disable this to stop getting non-genuine messages.
     
  16. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    ive had to uninstall key and cert from older 1.x daz loader on some pcs .. and used 2.x and works fine.. i think its due to key or cert being blacklisted ?
     
  17. Jamz

    Jamz MDL Novice

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    I'm not using any loaders, using a modified bios with slic. I tried a new key just in case but no go. The OP stated he installed a WAT update but googling that only brought up the original KB from last year which is already installed...

    I disabled the Scheduler, just concerned why it started popping up in the first place.
     
  18. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    time to run the voatk

    something was modded in system.
    tried?
    sfc /scannow

    check hdd S.M.A.R.T. status ?
     
  19. Tito

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