VMware Phoenix BIOS 385d (Workstation 10.0) - SLIC 2.1 (Dell)

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  1. fastleo63

    fastleo63 MDL Novice

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  2. Tito

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  3. fastleo63

    fastleo63 MDL Novice

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    Oops... Please forgive me!
    :sorry:
     
  4. SvenP

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    @ Tito and fastleo63,

    There is one rather significant difference between "bios440.rom" (SHA1 = 523643634c0f60d0d67b07d149dcb15db739c4e4) and "v10 385d Dell SLIC-SLP.rom" (SHA1 = d7350310065f8794dc3c01856d5334276811e037); the former successfully activates DELL Windows 7; while the latter fails miserably.
     
  5. Tito

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    Not sure what causes the difference. You can use bigfoot15's automated patcher to do the job.

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  6. SvenP

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    @ Tito,

    That's like using a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito!

    Become a truly great "Super Moderator"!

    1. Admit that you were wrong!
    2. Apologise to fastleo63"!
     
  7. Tito

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    The Dell SLP string insertion makes the difference. I haven't personally tested the modded bios by pantagruel as I modded it myself but parsed it & it showed SLIC 2.1.

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  8. SvenP

    SvenP MDL Junior Member

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    You gain no credibility by referring readers to a faulty .rom; and it's not an acceptable apology to state that you did not bother to test the .rom.

    You gain no respect by refusing to admit your errors.

    You gain no respect by trying to divert the reader's attention from the point under discussion to your obvious observations.

    You gain no respect by refusing to apologise to those you have hurt.

    Live up to your label "Super Moderator"!

    Do amends!
     
  9. pantagruel

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    @SvenP - the rom is not faulty, I created a fresh Windows 7 vm and it's activated using "v10 385d Dell SLIC-SLP.rom" (SHA1 = d7350310065f8794dc3c01856d5334276811e037), ditto for XP. Did you forget something, like the key and certificate?
     
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    and you tread on thin ice !