patching bios what os can i use

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by incentive, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. incentive

    incentive MDL Novice

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    modded bios from the the thread on here about asking for mods. worked all ok, came with the new bios and the cert. all is good.

    am i right in thinking then this mod will only work for windows 7 oem? i can't install vista oem because the cert wont match the bios and then i need to reflash bios with a vista patched one?

    its slic 2.1 flashed to
     
  2. JFMuggs

    JFMuggs MDL Member

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    SLIC 2.1 is backward compatible with 2.0, so Vista will still activate with a SLIC 2.1 BIOS, provided the Cert you have in Vista matches the one in the new BIOS. If it doesn't, simply add the matching Cert with slmgr.vbs -ilc ...
     
  3. incentive

    incentive MDL Novice

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    ok cheers for that, so how do know if its matching? use pubkeycompare and what if all the certs i get dont match? or i take it one defo will?

    what if i want to install windows 2008 server r2? i take it i'd need to wait for a valid cert?
     
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    Michel MDL Expert

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  5. incentive

    incentive MDL Novice

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    ok cheers, so where do these certs come from? can they be made to match the key in the bios and how would you match it if you can?