Hewlett-Packard notebook request bios mod SLIC2.1 for win7 activation

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by stripling, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. stripling

    stripling MDL Novice

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    here is my information.
    -Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    -Motherboard Model: Hewlett-Packard 30D9 83.19
    -Bios revision: F.08
    -Bios Type: hewlett-packard BIOS (not Phoenix BIOS)
    -Bios Download Link: www.hp.com
    -RW Everything Report Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=483607ae80eaee2a111096d429abd360e04e75f6e8ebb871

    *Additional information: notebook model is Compaq Presario C717NR Notebook PC.
    Currently i have vista home edition installed and activated, but I want to have window 7 in my computer. Before i do that i want to make sure i will get the SLIC2.1 and be able to active windows 7. thanks all!
     
  2. amiskell

    amiskell MDL Novice

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    #2 amiskell, Oct 31, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2009
    The C717NR uses the same BIOS (Insyde) as the C714NR (alot of the C71x model laptops are basically the same machine just with different preinstalled options), there's already an updated BIOS for it.

    I can't post links because I'm a new member, but check page 43 in the thread "finally a method to modify Insyde bios?!" it's post 434.

    It says C714NR, but if you check on HP's website for the C717NR and C714NR for the latest BIOS it's the same SoftPaq number meaning it's the same file. (The only difference between the the 714 and 717 is you have a card reader, a different mouse, and smaller hard drive.)

    Make sure you flash from DOS (make a bootable DOS flash drive, I used the KillDisk bootable USB maker), I tried to flash from Windows on my mother's C714NR and had problems turning the laptop on until I reflashed from DOS.
     
  3. stripling

    stripling MDL Novice

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    Great. I will have try.

    By the way, do you guys know the difference between Bios modes activation method and loader method? I mean if a loader can active Win7, Why bother to update bios with a such Tremendous Risk?
     
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Read the stickies, and how the loaders are deactivated with WOW....:eek::eek:

    This has been discussed and explained ad nauseum in the threads and forums..

    There is not a tremendous risk with the bios mods (there is risk even with factory bios flash), it has been greatly mitigated by the tools, and was very low when we were doing manual mods..

    If you are uncomfortable with bios flashing, by all means use a loader, they are very safe, although you may be reinstalling with SPack. We may see bios mods inactivated also, sooooo.........???????
     
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  5. amiskell

    amiskell MDL Novice

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    #5 amiskell, Nov 2, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2009
    I'm not able to answer your PM you sent due to me being new on the boards.

    But in response to your questions,

    You can find the killdisk bootable usb maker at

    http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

    The SLIC 2.1 BIOS is here

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/nlhgjemzch0/sp41279-SLIC21.rar

    And you'll need the flas**t.exe program located at

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/0u3uib

    Once you run the KillDisk USB maker on a formatted USB disk, copy the 30d9f34.fd file (it's the flash image) from the SLIC2.1 archive and the flas**t.exe program unto the flash drive.

    Once you boot from the USB stick, it'll autoload the KillDisk program, just exit KillDisk and you'll be dropped to a DOS prompt.

    Run flas**t.exe /x 30d9f34.fd and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Remember to make sure the laptop's AC adapter is connected and preferably have a fully charged battery.

    Also remember, as 911Medic said flashing the BIOS even with a regular OEM flash always carries risk and could leave your system rendered completely inoperable, but is usually quite safe. If you're not comfortable with flashing, try using a loader method.
     
  6. stripling

    stripling MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much! Actually I successfully flash bio into SLIC 2.1 from vista and now I have genuine window 7 in my notebook.