VMWARE Bios Mega Pack

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  1. bigfoot15

    bigfoot15 MDL Member

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  2. BigG

    BigG MDL Junior Member

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    #2 BigG, Dec 8, 2009
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    How to replace the deafault vmware bios with one of those?

    Is there any instruction about how to replace the default bios inside each vmware image with one of those your provided?

    Thanks.
     
  3. urie

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    Just an example.. or
    or use patcher easier than editing virtual machine config file for every virtual machine.
     
  4. King_Jay16

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    rapidshare link or any other? everytime i try to download the pack it tells me server disconnected.
     
  5. long

    long MDL Novice

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    download link not working.
     
  6. C.S.I.

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    Thanks... This will come in handy when converting from a running OEM System to a VM for testing.
     
  7. landstalker

    landstalker MDL Novice

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    Thanks. Original DL-link is still working fine.
     
  8. GraveR

    GraveR MDL Novice

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    On, at least, Linux you can set the BIOS system-wide by including the bios440.filename in /etc/vmware/config, that way you'll never have to patch again :)
     
  9. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    This BIOS Mega Pack is worth is weight in gold. I can no simulate almost all BIOS in VMware, and can activate manually or with Daz Loader. It's save me for using lots of serial numbers on my test computers.
     
  10. itwaste

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    Where to replace the deafault vmware bios with one of these?

    I looked in every possible file where I could put this "bios440.filename=......" line, but could not figure out. I tried to put the filename line .vmx file, but it did not work.

    Please if some one could tell where to put this line. I am in bad need of this feature. I am using vmware player v3.0.1. on windows platform.

    Thanks.
     
  11. myhken

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    Can not thank you enough. Really greatful for the quick response. Wanted to thank you immediately when I checked back, but held until successfully test it.

    Great great work bigfoot15, keep it up.

    Worked like a charm. I tried it earlier, but probably I put the bios440.filename line somewhere in the middle of .vmx file, and also, because I used an existing VM, that is why, it did not work earlier. Now, I put the bois440 line exactly at the 2nd position in the .vmx file and copied the .ROM file in VM's folder, and installed Windows 7 Ultimate from a pre-configured image with OEM certificate and SLP master key slip streamed.

    Look and behold. Windows 7 installs in the "Virtual Environment" activated - offline, of course - without any crack or activator.

    Great work.
     
  13. myhken

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    Good it worked. Feel free to use the Thanks button and the rep button...
     
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  15. drably

    drably MDL Member

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    VMware has updated the bios to v3.15 since 7.2.x
    it would be great to get an updated version of this BIOS pack to reflect the change.
     
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  17. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    But same will apply, the new BIOS needs to be accomodated to the VMware Workstation (Multi-Brand) Bios Installer

    I think doing the BIOS yourself is a way better way, especially that it can easily be done with Andy's Phoenix tool 1.51 or later

    sebus
     
  18. p0200621

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    Thanks.......