Vista retail to OEM?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by NoNothing, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. NoNothing

    NoNothing MDL Novice

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    Can't get my Vista-retail activated any more since upgrading to SP1.
    It's installed on the second partition with XP being on the first.
    Assuming that retail is the problem, can I somehow install an Vista OEM version over it or over XP on the first partition:confused::confused::confused:??
     
  2. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    #2 petar, Jun 24, 2008
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    You dont need to reinstall anything.
    Remove the previous crack you have used, most likely pradox or some timerstop crack.
    Install Vista Loader for emulated OEM BIOS SLIC and you are done.
    The cert and the key needed will be automaticly instaled by Vista Loader.
     
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  3. NoNothing

    NoNothing MDL Novice

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    Thanks, but I've already uninstalled paradox with Voatktoolsv.2.2 and I've used Vistaloader3.0.0.1 and also Vistaloader 2. Nothing works on this one machine. (Works on my other 2 machines!)
    The only difference that I see on this machine is that it has a dual boot set-up with XP and VistaSP1 and that Everest tells me this one is Vista retail while it tells me on the other two machines that Vista OEM is installed.
    I've done a lot of reading here but just havent been able to get this one machine activated (other than the 15 day activation).:(
     
  4. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    There seems to be problems with the soft-slic-mods which are software based when you have a dual-boot system.
    Try a modified BIOS with SLIC license and just insert the proper certificate and key - done.
    I have a dual-boot system and it works like a charm.
     
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  5. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    #5 petar, Jun 24, 2008
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    The problem is most likely coused becouse your machine already has a SLIC in its BIOS, but an incomlete one and does interfiering with the emulated SLIC.
    Have you tryed Vista Loader 2.0 ?
    There has been some members that managed to activate a machine with an incomplete SLIC using Vista Loader 2.0, with Dell SLIC emulation.
    Here is the download link and guides on how to install it:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/27193
     
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    NoNothing MDL Novice

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    #6 NoNothing, Jun 24, 2008
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    You are right, there is a SLIC with an OEM ID: NEC.
    I had tried Vista Loader 2.0 before but I'll try it again with your instructions.
    Thanks!;)
     
  7. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    If VL2.0 does not work after you try it, then hard modded bios is the only and the best way.
     
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    NoNothing MDL Novice

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    #8 NoNothing, Jun 25, 2008
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    (OP)
    :confused:
    It did not work. Nothing changed. Everest still says OEM ID is NEC.
    Next I did the install NEC thinking that maybe it would replace or update the existing NEC SLIC but my activation is still running down the 15 days.

    "Hard modded bios" huh? Guess I've got some more searching/reading to do.
     
  9. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    This just proves that you have A SLIC, but partial only..:(
    So geting a hard modded bios is the only think left.
     
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  10. NoNothing

    NoNothing MDL Novice

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    Thanks for getting me this far. Any suggestion for where to start with a "hard modded bios" for my Asus board? :eek:
     
  11. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    #11 petar, Jun 25, 2008
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    Use program like Everest to see the version and type of your bios.
    Find the latest bios for your board form the manufacturers site.
    Make a request at this thread:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/814

    Provide a direct download link for the bios you want modded.
    Take a look at other requests to see what info you need to provide.
     
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