[Solved] Activation fails

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  1. glatzfront

    glatzfront MDL Novice

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    HP Pavilion entertainment laptop 6736NR

    Several years ago someone on this board was kind enough to provide me with a BIOS modification (upgrade to Slic 2, I believe?) and I installed Win 7 OEM Home Premium 64 bit and Vista OEM ultimate 64 bit and activation was OK. Now within the last month or so activation fails on both, reverting to 30 day activation. I can re-arm and have done so and I can reset the number of re-arms allowed, but this isn't a very good solution.

    I haven't installed the MS update that has caused some others a problem with loss of activation and I can still get MS updates so it passes the "Genuine Advantage test"

    Hp has come out with Bios upgrades but I haven't upgraded because I didn't know if the upgrade would have to be modified also.

    Would a Bios upgrade require a modification as before?

    Would not having upgraded the Bios cause this problem with activation?

    Would very much appreciate your help with this.

    Thanks, glatzfront
     
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  3. glatzfront

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  4. Tito

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    Looks like the SLIC table is broken, wrong mod?? :g:

    Can you also upload a screenshot of SLIC Toolkit advanced tab??
     
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  5. glatzfront

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    Thanks for your help

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  8. glatzfront

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    #8 glatzfront, Dec 8, 2014
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    Thank all of you very much for taking the time to help me with this issue.


    Downloaded HP Pavilion DV6915nr_F34-sp52477_HP21_

    I assume that I have downloaded and unpacked the correct Bios as listed above.

    I understand that since this is not a (HP)sp52477.exe that I should open the HP Pavilion DV6915nr_F34-sp52477_HP21_ folder and then clik on showmsg1.exe as Administrator, as per Serg008's post. And this would be for a 64 bit?

    HP instructions say nothing special, just click sp52477 from Windows and reboot.

    Any advantage in doing this in safe mode or does it make a differance?
     
  9. Tito

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    1. Update to official F.34 by running sp52477.exe & reboot.
    2. Decompress HP Pavilion DV6915nr_F34-sp52477_HP21_.zip & run showmsg1.exe as Administrator.

    x64 & running from safe mode don't make any difference.
     
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  10. glatzfront

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    Many thanks to all that helped!!!!!!

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    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  12. glatzfront

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    #12 glatzfront, Dec 9, 2014
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    Could you tell me what possible causes could have damaged to the Bios?

    Also could you explain this?:

    MGADiag report

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
     
  13. s1ave77

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    Afaik the 'mismatch' only shows that KB971033 (WAT Check) isn't installed.
     
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