Does windows activation check your bios every time computer starts?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by msr, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    I was wondering if windows activation checks you bios everytime it starts, or does it just check for the activation?

    Can you flash bios back to normal after you have activated, or do you always have to have modded bios with the newly activated windows 7 or vista or whatever?

    Has anyone tried to reflash original bios after activation, and can you tell us the answer to my question.
     
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  2. mack

    mack MDL Novice

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    it's same for bootloader once original bootloader is in place the activation disappears. My guess is that it checks for slic table on boot.
     
  3. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    But has any of you guys tried to reflash original to see?

    I know its a hassle, but i was wondering.
     
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    dryoyo MDL Novice

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    Yes it does, I changed mi SLIC info and had to flash the non-slic bios first, and when booted the system, it showed an activation error/warning, then when I flashed the new slic'ed bios, it went back to being activated.
     
  5. HotCarl

    HotCarl MDL Addicted

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    #5 HotCarl, Aug 2, 2009
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    Yes, Windows checks to see if your BIOS has SLIC 2.1 during load... If you remove the lo*der/"unmod" your BIOS, the certificate and key you installed will no longer work to activate Windows... You need 3 things for activation using the OEM SLIC 2.1 method. 1) SLIC 2.1 present in BIOS, or loaded into memory every time the PC boots with a lo*der, prior to windows loading; 2) a valid OEM certificate loaded into windows; and 3) a valid OEM key loaded into windows (a master "Royalty" OEM key for full, offline activation...which is what the "*****************************" OEM key is...just dont use Windows Update with this key, wait until the retail release and hopefully there is another OEM key leaked...)
     
  6. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    thx guys just wondering how it worked.
     
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