SLIC Hardmod stopped working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Damie, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Damie

    Damie MDL Novice

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    Flashed my BIOS with an ASUS SLIC over a year ago and since then vista has been activated with no problems.

    I don't know if it's the latest updates or what but today I noticed vista is back to the grace period which is ending soon. I have tried to re-apply the slmgr commands but no luck.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Damie

    Damie MDL Novice

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    #2 Damie, Apr 19, 2009
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    Nothing seems to help. Couldn't use a system restore point (didn't have any) but tried to uninstall the latest updates.

    I'm using vista x64 ultimate the tokens.dat & product key (932CC) is correct for the asus slic.

    If others are not experiencing the same, I guess I need to reinstall Windows.
     
  3. urie

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    #3 urie, Apr 19, 2009
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    If you do Google search for iso files below these are untouched MSDN versions

    Code:
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    Filename          : en_windows_vista_with_service_pack_1_x86_dvd_x14-29594.iso
    MD5               : b09267740ddd1a08d80b04ec6bbc232a
    SHA1              : bcd715a02739809e477c726ae4b5caa914156429
    CRC32             : ce4cb528
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    Filename          : en_windows_vista_with_service_pack_1_x64_dvd_x14-29595.iso
    MD5               : a091c67fa1db36ff1e11c5192aab1a22
    SHA1              : 65d8e47a83ac2e7f7cee7f456a73f58c122794b5
    CRC32             : c3a146d6
    ==================================================
    
    Hope this helps:)
     
  4. Yen

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  5. flapstaart

    flapstaart MDL Novice

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    I have the exact same problem with the exact same setup, tried Yen's suggestions but #1 didn't work and #2 resulted in vista telling me to reinstall :(, restoring tokens.bar to tokens.dat using a live-cd fixed that. Any help is very much appreciated.
     
  6. Damie

    Damie MDL Novice

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    #6 Damie, Apr 20, 2009
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    Yen thanks but those instructions didn't help. You should edit the #2 method because all it does is to make Vista unable to operate.

    I've tried to restore the tokens.dat with voatk-tools and then using slmgr to reinstall the asus certificate but didn't help. Maybe SP1 edited the tokens.dat file ?

    If the slic table, tokens.dat & product key are correct, I don't know where the problem can lay then. The register?

    By the way, even though I uninstalled the latest updates in safe mode, they are not re-downloadable in Windows Update.
     
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  8. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    wow anyone else have this issue? i hope this doesnt become normal but imo how would it be possible for them to detect this type of mod?
     
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  9. flapstaart

    flapstaart MDL Novice

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    I tried Yen's fixed suggestion but still no sigar :(
    Pondering now what alternatives i have besides reinstall, suggestions are very welcome.
     
  10. Yen

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    IMO it's no problem. Almost nobody has got this problem. If M$ did something against mods, much more peoples would be affected...

    Make sure you use a original RTM version and no modified Vista......
     
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  11. Damie

    Damie MDL Novice

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    Reinstalled Vista + SP1 + all the updates. Windows is now properly activated.

    In my case it was propably some kind of a OGA/WGA crack that caused the activation to start failing. Others with the same problem, did you install anything similar recently?