mod bios will delete vista settings?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by cactus, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. cactus

    cactus MDL Novice

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    i have hp dv5 laptop, if i mod bios, will i be able to reinstal factory installed vista again? or i will loss my origianl vista???please help me im newbie in this forums thanks
     
  2. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    Should be still the same.
     
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  3. ffcloud2000

    ffcloud2000 MDL Member

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    Well you can make a backup of your bios just incase you need to switch back for whatever reason
     
  4. footgay

    footgay MDL Member

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    Yes and No.
    You'll be able to reinstall the factory vista indeed since modding does nothing to the harddisk data, but it will not be activated right after the installation since the old SLIC(2.0) should be replaced by new SLIC(2.1) after modding. And there's no HP2.1 SLIC that is compatible with the old cert on Vista factory.

    However, you may flash with an original BIOS before installing the factory Vista, which will return you the old (2.0)SLIC that is compatible with your factory Vista. Or after the installation, install the new cert(2.1) like what you do on 7 and your factory Vista should be activated.
     
  5. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    #5 Rosco, Jan 3, 2010
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    Yes - you just need to install the correct key in Vista -which is different to the 7 key. But if you reinstall Vista you'll need to install the certificate in Vista as well.

    But why would you bother ????
     
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  6. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    ... but acer cert2.0 is not compatible with slp2.1
     
  7. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    I have a DV5 as well dude! yes u can go back to Vista no problem

    but trust me, once u use Windows 7! u will feel ur laptop is a turtle if u use Vista again ;)

    Windows 7 FTW
     
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  8. cactus

    cactus MDL Novice

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    thanks alot for ur help i installed windows 7 and loader worked fine for me. it activated windows on my DV5 laptop. thanks alot
     
  9. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    youre welcome d00d :D
     
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  10. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    If your laptop has an official update from HP to SLIC 2.1 I would do that. I did it to my partners HP which has a Home Premium licence but was able to install Ultimate easily.
     
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  11. cactus

    cactus MDL Novice

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    yes im very happy without doing anything easily i installed win 7 :D