Is the bios mod the same?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by lucky777, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. lucky777

    lucky777 MDL Novice

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    I still have the version I moded for vista, is the slicd bios I created before usable with 7 ??
     
  2. shakeyplace

    shakeyplace MDL Addicted

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    No, SLIC 2.0 (VISTA) is older version, SLIC 2.1 (7) is newer, very similar though... I suggest you re-mod the original fle using the same method if possible..
     
  3. lucky777

    lucky777 MDL Novice

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    thanx,

    weird though, I tried to download newest version of bios from xfx and it comes as iso. when I try to view the file within ISO it shows nothing. Tried viewing bin fil with daemon tools, Magic iso and Imageburn. Doesn't show me the contained fiels. Any ideas. Here is the original bios I downloaded https://www.yousendit.com/download/Z01NZHlncG8yWGV4dnc9PQ
     
  4. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    Open it with ISO Buster and extract the files.
    http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php
    I have had to do that for many BIOS mods.
    Usually you get an img file that you can open with ISO Buster or PowerISO or whatever you like and extract the actual BIOS file.
     
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  5. truthinjection

    truthinjection MDL Member

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    #5 truthinjection, Oct 25, 2009
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    From what I've seen, often times the downloadable "ISO"s of BIOSes/Firmwares are just CD-bootable ISO containers that use the El-Torito standard to load a 1.44MB floppy disk image. The actual files are stored in a virtual floppy-type file that's (usually) outside the ISO table of contents.

    There are utilities that extract that sort of boot image. The one that comes to mind is a tool called Bart's Boot Image Extractor (BBIE), from Bart Lagerweij (of BartPE/PEBuilder fame).

    http://www.nu2.nu/bbie/

    Once you've got the 1.44MB file, you can open that with a variety of tools. I usually use WinImage.

    http://www.winimage.com/

    edit: Or, just do the ISOBuster thing NoJuan999 suggested. Should end up with the same result either way.

    Good luck!
    -tij-