Motherboard Replaced, Different Model and Serial in Insyde BIOS

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Matt8838, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Matt8838

    Matt8838 MDL Novice

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    I have a HP Pavilion G7-1075Dx that the motherboard was changed out. The original CPU was a AMD and nVidia chipset. I could not get the unit to do anything. I sent it out and got the motherboard changed out to a Intel board with Intel i5-M480 cpu.

    When I received the repaired laptop, the Insyde H2O setup, ver 3.5 states it is a G6-1030EE model and also has the incorrect serial number. I ordered the restore CD from HO based off the laptop sticker (the G6-1030EE did not come up in there system). I can see a bios version F.07 under system information.

    How do I fix these items? I don't want to run into a problem down the road with doing the restore and Windows 7 updates. The unit was factory installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I tried to download the RWeverything so I could export/send the image, but keep getting message that the bandwidth has been reached. I would be willing to pay (by Paypal) for help on this.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. Tito

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    #2 Tito, Dec 30, 2014
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    1. Install the latest bios for Pavilion g6-1030ee which is F.66.
    2. Then use this to change the OS field to Windows 7 (& thus enable SLIC 2.1). Serial number can be changed as well, but its unnecessary.
    3. Use clean Windows ISO to do a clean install & activate by installing proper cert & key - no need to do with any recovery media.
     
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    #3 Matt8838, Dec 30, 2014
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    My windows is working ok. Do i still need to do the clean window ISO?
    Which NDBMIFIT file do I use? I was looking at that and did not see my Motherboard listed and there are versions 1.1D, 1.1E and 2.03

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    If Windows isn't showing any nag about activation, then the new board already has a working SLIC. Using the HP DMI Tools, you can change the serial & model number as well but I don't recommend it.
     
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    I ws concerned that when I get ready to reinstall the HP recovery disks that I ordered thru HP based on the G7-1075dx model the info is not the same as what the bios reports. Do you know if reinstalling the factory recovery CD looks at the BIOS information and compairs it to the disks?

    Thanks!
     
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    1. You need to use the latest one i.e v2.03.
    2. AFAIK, they check some strings from the DMI area but I'm unsure. Why don't you opt for a clean install??
     
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    #7 Matt8838, Dec 31, 2014
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    I ran into trouble and need some direction. Here is what I did so far.
    1. I downloaded the files from the the link provided.
    2. Used rufus to make a bootable DOS thumbdrive.
    3. Unzipped the files from NBDMIFIT 2.03 (from within one of the folders that was extracted).
    4. Changed doot order to USB Thunbdrive.

    When I try to run any of the DOS commands, I get a error that states the program can not run in DOS mode. So when in windows I try again, and get a error message that BIOS can not be read.

    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? If you need any files or logs, let me know.

    The attached files are a screen dump of the files I put on the USB drive, and the other is the error log from within windows.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     

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