"Factory installed OS" value (Insyde)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Kikoo, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Kikoo

    Kikoo MDL Junior Member

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    Hello

    just wondering wheter the value for "Factory installed OS" is hardcoded into the BIOS? If yes, would it be possible to change it with not too much effort?
    I am speaking of an Insyde BIOS in particular.
     
  2. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    #2 will5, Aug 14, 2009
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    Dont know, seems easy, but we need the exact string hp will use for win7

    And, i think that could be on eeprom, not bios.

    There is some hp eeprom editor....
     
  3. usb2007

    usb2007 MDL Novice

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    #3 usb2007, Aug 14, 2009
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    its just a string value in hp phoenix..check my mod here

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/98029
     
  4. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    But, how do we know what string will hp use? Or there is win7 string already in some bios?

    Cause maybe they could use... "win 7" "windows 7" "windows seven" ....
     
  5. usb2007

    usb2007 MDL Novice

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    no clue, i dont think the string has anything to do with oem activation but when the vendors start shipping windows 7 then we can always change the value

    i only changed it because..oh well i thought it would look cool..lol
     
  6. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    It looks cool:D

    And sure, it doesnt have nothing to do with activation... at least for now :eek:
     
  7. myexige

    myexige MDL Novice

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    but it may be used to choose which slic is built during power on