My MOBO has XP OEM Info, I id not put there ?????

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by tnx, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008
    Hi all.

    I have just been helping a member out making an XP OEM disc. I have been testing the XP OEMBIOS Tool out on my two machines.

    An Asus P8H61-MX - My test rig and my main machine Asus Sabertooth Z77.

    I have done my own BIOS mods for both these boards adding Asus SLP + SLIC2.1 to the P8H61-MX and only Asus SLIC 2.1 to the Sabertooth.

    When I tested the XP OEMBIOS tool on the test rig, no surprise there was the SLP info.

    but testing it on my Sabertooth I found "Hitachi" info.

    Now where on earth would that info have come from or am I reading the results wrong. Surely its not right..

    Off to test again...

    Any thoughts ?
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Its an old paradox!

    It comes from the HDD. Often you can find 'GENUINE' string which comes from the Intel processor. Actually the valid range of those SLP strings is very broad (F000,0000,FFFF) so other available strings often counted as valid.
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  3. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008

    Not that I'll be installing XP on my Sabertooth anyway. Just thought it was very odd.