Installing A modded BIOS and Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by dirtbiker14519, May 10, 2007.

  1. dirtbiker14519

    dirtbiker14519 MDL Novice

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    Could someone give me a quick rundown on how to install a modded BIOS and then Vista. Specifically, I would like to know if there is a certain utility that must be used to flash with a modded bios (as the CRC would probably be diff and a normal utility such as winflash would most likley not all the flash)
    I have an Asus P5B Deluxe and i'm pretty sure extra steps are required to sucessfully flash with a modded BIOS. As far as Vista is concernd, will any OEM key allow me it to activate and is any system file modify required for the activation to work?

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  2. XBIOSES

    XBIOSES MDL Senior Member

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    #2 XBIOSES, May 10, 2007
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    Read the thread http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/3

    You will find it.

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  3. dirtbiker14519

    dirtbiker14519 MDL Novice

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    Yes, I already read that thread, and found my BIOS. I looked throughout the thread but coulnt find any actual directions or an FAQ. I also downloaded the modded BIOS and that came with no directions.
     
  4. pei_boy

    pei_boy MDL Novice

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    Navigate to the drivers section for your mobo at its manufacturers website, they usually have a link to the appropriate bios flashing utility that they recommend.
     
  5. dirtbiker14519

    dirtbiker14519 MDL Novice

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    Asus uses Winflash.
    Here is the discription of my Modded BIOS:
    ASUS P5B DELUXE 1101(reflash w/original)

    What does reflash with original mean? after i flash the modded BIOS i simply flash it back to the original?
     
  6. XBIOSES

    XBIOSES MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, to bypass checksum error.

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  7. dirtbiker14519

    dirtbiker14519 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply X. Is there any special way or time that i should do this? Should I flash the modded BIOS, install Vista, then flash back to the unmodded one, or is there a different way of doing this? Also,is there any special programs for flashing back, or will it let me boot into windows so i can use Winflash? One more question :p: Is there any need to modify Vista files or are all the OEM profiles (or w/e you call them) already on the RTM disk?
     
  8. XBIOSES

    XBIOSES MDL Senior Member

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    1st - Flash modded bios with AFUDOS (old see link on thread page 70).
    2nd - If you get Checksum error, reboot and flash original EZ-Flash, or if you are able to boot to windows you can use Winflash.
    3rd - Install VISTA, and follow procedures to install certificate and key.

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  9. dirtbiker14519

    dirtbiker14519 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the info X.
     
  10. xxzhixx

    xxzhixx MDL Novice

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    Erm, how to flash original EZ-Flash?