HP Pavillion dv4-2040us - Modded BIOS question

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Aternus, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Aternus

    Aternus MDL Novice

    Jul 30, 2009
    #1 Aternus, Dec 28, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
    Hey guys,

    I've got HP Pavillion dv4-2040us laptop that came with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. Since I don't like the bloatware that came with it, I've decided to reinstall Win7 and turn it up a notch and make it Ultimate...

    The questions is, can I activate my machine with an Win7 Ultimate key that I have from Dell using the OEM SLP method? Is the BIOS that HP have posted already includes the SLIC2.1 Mod?

    Which certificate do I need to use if I want to activate with the OEM SLP method?

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    Thanks for your help!
  2. vladxed666

    vladxed666 MDL Senior Member

    Sep 19, 2009
    If Windows 7 Was Preinstalled your SLIC should be already 2.1...
    You Should Verify using the SLIC Dump Toolkit..

    If You Use a Windows 7 Ultimate DVD that Came from dell it will automatically install the dell certificate and pkey but still it will not be activated because most likely the Dell certificate would not match your HP SLIC..

    all you have to do is get an hp certificate and install it along with a OEM:SLP key of your choice (since HP isn't available yet...)

    If your preinstalled windows 7 is still present I would navigate to "C:/Windows/System32/OEM" and backup the present certificate for this one is the one that matches the slic in your bios.. (to save you from the doubt that the certificate will not match or save you time because you don't have to look for a matching certificate..)

    ps. sorry for my bad english..
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  3. Aternus

    Aternus MDL Novice

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks for the info guys...

    I did search the forums, but since I'm new to laptops, I didn't know there is tools available for backing up your activation.