Solution: Solved - HP Pavilion dv2000 | dv2214 TU SLIC 2.1 OEM Windows 7 Activation

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  1. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    #1 crashnburn, Apr 10, 2012
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    How: Install SLIC 2.1 BIOS on HP Pavilion dv2000 Model dv2214TU to OEM activate Win 7

    Solution: Solved - HP Pavilion dv2000 | dv2214 TU SLIC 2.1 OEM Windows 7 Activation

    I need to do this for a non-techie friend of mine so I'd appreciate some quick & easy steps.

    Some relevant threads.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...el-2125nr-does-not-accept-slic2-1-please-help
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/20898-Cant-get-my-HP-Dv2754-to-update-to-slic-2-1-from-2-0
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/17541-HP-DV2000-Laptop-Marker-not-updating-for-2-1-Slic

    I am wondering what steps I need to follow to make this happen? I am unable to find much info on HP's site (major design changes) for original BIOS etc.

    Any suggestions?

    UPDATE: Solution below.
    So, I finally did it and I am posting the solution for others who want to do it.
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    You dont install it but flash your motherboards BIOS with a new ROM..

    IYou should flash the latest bios from HP's website first and see if it has SLIC 2.1. If it doesnt use a modified BIOS which you can probably find here.
     
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    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    Sorry I used wrong choice of words. Flash.. a BIOS that has SLIC 2.1

    I doubt if the HP BIOS will provide SLIC 2.1 in this case. Older machine pre Win 7.

    I've been looking and the given linked threads have some info.. but its not very clear (I've done several Lenovo & Dell Mod BIOS updates).

    I'd appreciate if you could guide.
     
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    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Did it come with XP or vista? If it came with vista and isnt too old a BIOS update might even have SLIC 2.1
     
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    Latest bios from 2007 with slic 2.0
    Try to mod with Phoenixtool (need RWeverything report to mod)
     
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    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    #6 crashnburn, Apr 13, 2012
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    So, I finally did it and I am posting the solution for others who want to do it.

    HP Pavilion dv2000 | Model: dv2214 TU - Asia Pacific Intel model
    Intel and AMD models, both exist.

    1. Got the Modified SLIC 2.1 BIOS (Busykid508's f39 (Intel newest) BIOS) files from his post also quoted below Link

    BUT - Do not use the "Command-Line" Switches / Instructions from this post. That is an issue. Use the commandline and switches posted below from the Updated post by Busykid as quoted in Step 2.

    Did not do (or need) any of the DMI & SKU related steps and stuff that people were talking about here. I am wondering if that might cause some issues (later)?

    There are 2 people who were able to "Solve it" but did not post clear instructions.

    They key issue here as to why it was not working for many people were probably the following:
    - The version of PhLash being used - It needs PHLASH file version ph161700.exe
    - The COMMAND LINE SWITCHES pointed out by BusyKid in BIOS post above

    Get the BIOS from BusyKids original post quoted here:
    2. Downloaded and used this phlash version: ph161700.exe Here with proper Commandline switches

    Had to use phlash version ph161700.exe as pointed out by Zen here with the FORCE switch and also here.
    (Link provided by URI here but also direct linked below for your convenience).

    The proper commandline with proper switches was posted by Busykid here

    At command prompt, type:
    Code:
    ph161700 /x /FORCE /O /C /S BIOS.WPH 
    Hit <ENTER> key

    I just made a batch file with the above pasted into it. Reset BIOS to default settings and copied the files to a DOS bootable USB pen drive / stick quickly created using Rufus

    It all worked perfectly. So, now I have SLIC 2.1 but am still with Windows Vista Home Premium.

    Some thoughts and questions:
    - I will not have time to put Windows 7 right now, but in a month or so. Will Vista be fine the way things are?
    - Difficult part over, now when I do get time put in Windows 7 and do the activation etc using Opatool etc. ?(Do that.. or use the Certs/ Keys provided in Busykids package?)
     
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    1432bb MDL Novice

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    I did the above and it did install SLIC 2.1 ok, but now the WAN card has completely vanished. Is there some way to have SLIC 2.1 and the Broadcom WAN card at the same time?