Migrating to different mainboard: inject slic or change cert/key

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ZakMcRofl, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. ZakMcRofl

    ZakMcRofl MDL Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    #1 ZakMcRofl, Nov 9, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
    I want to move a bios-modded Vista installation (HP cert) to a new mainboard (MSI K7N2 Delta-L).
    For K7N2 Delta-L there is only a modded bios with ASUS cert.

    The way I see it there are three ways to migrate:
    1) Flash the new board with a HP SLIC and everything should work. The problem with this approach is that the modded bios offered here uses the ASUS SLIC. Can I just replace the 374 ASUS-SLIC bytes with the HP-SLIC ones?

    2) Flash the new board with the ASUS SLIC and change the cert/key. The question I have is: will Vista even launch without a proper SLIC after it has been running for >30 days? If it doesn't, what other ways are there to change cert and key from "outside"?

    3) Softmod - I would need to find one using the HP SLIC to get it to stay actived, right? Is it also possible to inject certain SLICs into softmods?

    Thanks in advance for your answers!