HP mediasmart ex490/ex495 slic2.1 bios

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by bartchien, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. bartchien

    bartchien MDL Novice

    Mar 8, 2012
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    Hello, i mod this and it works great for my ex490, it is now activated. Using the rom with afuwin 4.42 blind (no vga cable needed, just using remote desktop and flash it). Hope this will help.
     

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  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
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    ????

    Using what OS on a HP mediasmart ex490/ex495 hardware? WHS 2011?

    What would be the reason?

    sebus
     
  3. bartchien

    bartchien MDL Novice

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    Sorry, i did'nt made it clearly. This is for WHS 2011, but with the slic in the mod bios it could work any OSs need slic 2.1. Thank you.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Again, why run anything else on such poor hardware, but the original OS that comes with?
    Sticking WHS2011 removes you all the HP goodies that made them nice appliances

    sebus
     
  5. xxcsu

    xxcsu MDL Novice

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    Successful flashing from dos on ex495 , slic 2.1 in bios :p whs 2011 activated via Windows Loader v2.1.7 ( key and cert installed ) Validation passed , all update installed :)
    Thank You !!!
     
  6. Mediasmart

    Mediasmart MDL Novice

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    I assume this is a BIOS to allow the proper loading of WHS2011 on a EX490/495, once you load this can you still use the original WHS software that came from HP or does it create problems. I would like to load this considering I would like to go to WHS2011 in the future but I don't want to cause any problems with the original software. Thanks for all replys and suggestions!
     
  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Yes, you can run both, both will activate fine
     
  8. Mediasmart

    Mediasmart MDL Novice

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    Original BIOS

    Last questions, is there a place where I can download the original BIOS just incase I need to put it back?

    Thanks
     
  9. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Make a backup first
     
  10. DAPBENJAMIN

    DAPBENJAMIN MDL Junior Member

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    Hi sebus,

    I never followed your advise and flashed it before making a backup (I presumed the flash program would do it for me). Any chance you have access to the original BIOS so I can revert mine?

    Regards,

    Darren
     
  11. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Never even seen such machine...
    Anything went wrong with your flash?
     
  12. DAPBENJAMIN

    DAPBENJAMIN MDL Junior Member

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    Well nothing went "wrong" but I wanted to change the SLIC 2.1 BIOS for a SLIC 2.2 and AMITools won't let me do that since it says SLIC 2.1 is already present and no option to override it with a SLIC 2.2 :-(
     
  13. t_selec

    t_selec MDL Novice

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    HPex490

    Here are two versions saved with AMI bios utility 6.xx and 8.xx if you still need it.

    TS
     

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  14. bobk

    bobk MDL Novice

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    hi does nayone know where to find a copy of afuwin 4.42.. thanks