Uninstall Certificate question

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ShortOnMyDo, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. ShortOnMyDo

    ShortOnMyDo MDL Novice

    Jul 29, 2009
    43
    5
    0
    Hi There

    Say if i wanted to install a BIOS upgrade like from 1304 to 1403 :)D Yep! Asus) Do i have to lose the certificate and key and reinstall both on the new BIOS?

    Just a question :):cool:
     
  2. Technoboots

    Technoboots MDL Novice

    Sep 3, 2009
    17
    1
    0
    Provided the new BIOS has the same SLIC as the first you shouldn't have to change anything. I've done this before with no problems.
     
  3. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

    Jul 29, 2009
    1,711
    124
    60
    I flashed my bios with a hp slic 2.1 first and used a hp certificate. Last week i flashed it with alienware slic 2.1 and forgot to insert a license in windows 7. When i checked the status of my windows it whas still activated. I don't know how or why it didnt deactivate.
     
  4. ShortOnMyDo

    ShortOnMyDo MDL Novice

    Jul 29, 2009
    43
    5
    0
    Thanks people!
    Sorry for my late answer but you know, in early, up early, late home, shower and knocking this answer on my keyboard!:):):D:cool:
     
  5. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

    Aug 25, 2007
    1,213
    57
    60
    you never need to uninstall a cert or a key if you change your SLIC or version.

    slmgr.vbs -ilc will install or reinstall a cert no need to remove

    slmgr.vbs -ipk will install or reinstall a product key on your system no need to remove.

    You cause more harm than good when you use the -rilc command and the -upk commands.
     
  6. noyod

    noyod MDL Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    241
    3
    10
    In this case, there should have been the need to replace the hp certificate with one from alienware. No need to replace the key, as there was no change in win7 edition. But the real question is, why did the win7 installation stayed as activated, considering the mismatch of slic and certificate, after the bios was reflashed? :confused::confused::confused:
     
  7. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

    Jul 29, 2009
    1,711
    124
    60
    I know about the replace of certificate, and i don't know why it kept activated.