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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  2. amiskell

    amiskell MDL Novice

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    #2 amiskell, Oct 31, 2009
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    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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  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.