Tutorial on how to procede with bios hardmod to activate vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by irninja, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. irninja

    irninja MDL Novice

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    #1 irninja, Jun 27, 2009
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    911medic has kindly patched my bios for me to flash, but i'm still a bit confused on how the entire thing is supposed to work out. (and also how to run the bios flash)

    [reference for my system]

    i'm sorry if i'm asking trivial questions, but i would really like to take the "measure twice/cut once approach")

    here's my current plan:

    1) created a bootable thumb drive using the "bios recovery procedure" but use the patched rom file instead of the original file.

    2) ... that's it

    what happens next. does vista activate by itself?

    can i backup my existing bios before i flash? from what i read, awdflash seems to have a backup utility

    are there any redundancy steps i can take to minimize problems?

    again, sorry if this has been discussed before.
     
  2. mojaideen

    mojaideen MDL Member

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    #2 mojaideen, Jun 27, 2009
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    please read these instructions
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/819
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/5619
    hope this helps
     
  3. irninja

    irninja MDL Novice

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    #3 irninja, Jun 27, 2009
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    sadly, it does not. i'm very new at this, and if the info is in there, sadly, i seem to be drowning in information from that...
    i know i need to match 3 things to get it to get vista to activate, but where to get those pieces seems a bit haze to me. With all respect, i'm not really looking how to learn how to patch the bios (911medic has already done that). I'm looking on how to actually install everything into the system

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    anyway, i was able to flash the bios, but with minor recoverable errors, so i'm keeping the patched in, but i'm still not sure on what to do next. Vista is not yet validated it seems.
     
  4. irninja

    irninja MDL Novice

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    AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    figured it out..i guess replicating remaining steps in wow6 did nicely.
     
  5. mojaideen

    mojaideen MDL Member

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    nice to hear your success. :)