W7 - Toshiba CERTS...Why so many ? Which one to use ?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tnx, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Hi all...

    Been messing making my own OEM discs for a while now.Even seem to have got making my own BIOS flash files down to a tee.
    But i usually just use Dell certs and keys..Dont know why really,just seems to be easy then i dont have to hunt new files down.

    Now though I am doing a Toshiba lappy BIOS flash image and a Toshiba OEM disc and one thing is slightly puzzling me,so I thought i would ask

    I have allready got,from MDL a folder with loads of W7 CERTS + BINS in and in there for the Toshiba there are a few to choose from.Four infact.

    I would like to ask how do I know which one to choose or does it not really matter.As long as i use the matching BIN and CERT ?

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  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    :D you got it dude, as long as they match, you are golden....
     
  3. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Cheers for the reply...

    Nice to get confirmation I am on the right tracks...:biggrin:
     
  4. Tahunasky

    Tahunasky MDL Junior Member

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    I had problems making a toshiba win 7 boot USB stick.. because of all the different slic 2.1 with tosh.. but from what i remember.. i download they lastest bios (m300), as tosh had updated alot of their bios's with slic 2.1 (only a couple of months ago) then used the slicdumptoolkit to find out which slic it was and matched it to the xem-ms file... eg i think the m300 has a TOSQCI in the slic, so i used the TOSQCI00-TOSQCI-2.1.XRM-MS for my win 7 boot USB stick...

    hope this helps !
     
  5. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    There is only one SLIC 2.1 for all brands as far as I know but as with Toshiba there might be different certs.
     
  6. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I did have a bit of bother with choosing the right CERT.
    The lappy owner did not want to risk the BIOS flash.So i just activated the original Windows Vista. Once i found the right CERT.
    the SLIC Tool Kit helped me out there.

    The owner was happy in the end.

    I would have bitten the bullet and flashed the BIOS..

    Thanks for the help on this one..
     
  7. U-Fig

    U-Fig MDL Member

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    when you dump your bios for your toshiba, or find one from the download site @ toshiba you could try opening it with a slic tool, then , once opened verify your cert file against it...


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  8. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Easy way is to use Slic dump toolkit it can identify what slic you need.
     
  9. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I did use SLIC Tool Kit in the end.
    Just activated Vista in the end...

    Job done now...

    Cheers for all the replies..

    next time i recon the SLIC Tool Kit will be the first tool to use..
     
  10. livinginswva

    livinginswva MDL Member

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    check the toshiba website for a new bios for your toshiba. i have found official bios updates for 2 toshiba pc's with slic 2.1, even though the laptop originally came with vista.