noob question ^^

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by peterhuh, May 8, 2008.

  1. peterhuh

    peterhuh MDL Novice

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    hi,
    I stumbled onto this forum. Great Site!!! I'm planning to buy a Gigabyte mobo, and install Vista x64 on it.

    After reading thru serveral methods of activating Vista, i'm planning to use the Hard Flashing of BIOS method. Seems like a good long term solution...

    Can you guys advice, what do I actually need? Do I need a OEM copy of Vista? Or any copy do?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    #2 petar, May 8, 2008
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    Modded bioses have SLIC insterted in them, that is what OEMs use to activate vista on their computers.
    After flashing with modded bios all you need to do is install the digital license xxxxx.xrm-ms and the key for your installed version of vista.

    Have a look here on how to activate vista with modded bios.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/283

    Have a look here on how to make your own OEM DVD.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/1642
     
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  3. peterhuh

    peterhuh MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the tips. But i'm still rather confused.
    I'm planning to buy the Gigabyte mobo: EP35-DS3. Its using the Award BIOS.

    -Where can find the cert.?
    -Do i need to register with the cert. and key everytime i do a clean install?
    -Do i need an OEM disc instead of a retail one? Or are there no difference between all the versions since there are only one kind of Vista disc?

    Thanks
     
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    petar MDL Expert

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    #4 petar, May 10, 2008
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