No activation, despite modded bios, certificate and key

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  1. ValleyDude

    ValleyDude MDL Novice

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    Hello all,

    I've spent my entire free Saturday reading the forums here, they really are a wonderful recource. I started out knowing barely anything, but have climbed the ladder to know more about modified bioses, manufacterer certificates and Vista-specific product-codes.

    However, things are still not working 100% for me. I have an Asus EEE PC 900A, flashed my bios with version 0804_SLP1 and obtained the certificate for Asus.

    Registering the certificate and implementing the product-key through the slmgr.vbs-command goes just fine, because I receive the notification from Vista that both have been registered fine.

    However, when I check my Vista (Business), it still says that it's not activated and that there are 29 days left.

    I'm lost. I have my modified bios, I have the certificate for Asus and I have the correct key for Vista Business. And yet it won't activate. Am I doing something wrong, or overlooking something?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Yen

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    Please post a rw-everything report to have a look (current bios = modded bios):
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/announcement.php?f=4
     
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  3. bgage

    bgage MDL Senior Member

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    Hi ValleyDude,

    Are you already check the BIOS if the SLIC is already there using RW Everything or Everest?
     
  4. ValleyDude

    ValleyDude MDL Novice

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    Hello Yen, here it is.

    Root System Description Pointer: 0x000FB8E0

    52 53 44 20 50 54 52 20 7D 41 43 50 49 41 4D 00 RSD PTR }ACPIAM.
    00 00 7A 3F ..z?

    Signature "RSD PTR "
    Checksum 0x7D (125)
    OEM ID "ACPIAM"
    Revision 0x00 (0) - ACPI 1.0
    RSDT Address 0x3F7A0000
     
  5. Yen

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    #5 Yen, Jul 18, 2009
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    Sorry you need to upload the report file:
    Install rw everything. Press acpi button, wait and press save all......... it's the second icon of the right hand side (or ctrl+F2) and upload the table dump......AcpiTbls.rw file
     
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  6. Yen

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    #6 Yen, Jul 19, 2009
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    There is no SLIC at all. Could you please link to the modded bios and the original bios?
    You've modded it by yourself?
    There is no SLP2.0 or SLP2.1 SLIC.... something is wrong with the mod...you are sure you've flashed the modded bios?
    Maybe you've added SLP1 only, no SLIC?
    0804_SLP1 seems to activate XP only.....you've used andyp's tool and did not choose a SLIC file?
     
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  7. ValleyDude

    ValleyDude MDL Novice

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    Argh I'm sorry Yen, I uploaded the wrong file. That was the bios of my desktop-pc instead of my Eee PC. Sorry for the inconvenience, it was already quite late when I did it. ;-)

    Here is the right file, hope you can get something out of it.
     

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  8. Yen

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    Same result. The bios seems to be unmodified.....how did you modify it???
     
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  9. ValleyDude

    ValleyDude MDL Novice

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    Well, I'm lost. I have read (and learned from) a lot of threads on this forum over the last few days, but apparently I don't know enough yet. ;-)

    For now I'll settle with XP, I installed that yesterday and activation with oembios went just fine.

    Consider this thread closed. And Yen, thanks for thinking along with me.
     
  10. Yen

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    OK, no problem.

    IMO you've patched your bios with SLP1 string only, not with SLIC...

    I close here, if you have any further questions, feel free to open a new one.
     
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