Windows 7 Developer Activation - kb780190 (SLIC embedded into bootmgr)

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  1. k.pedersen

    k.pedersen MDL Novice

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    #1 k.pedersen, Sep 5, 2009
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  2. mbuhgakeruh

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    i don't know what its mean.
    is it somekind of emulator?
    or it's for modded bios?
     
  3. Mr Jinje

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    #3 Mr Jinje, Sep 5, 2009
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    I think he is saying it hacks bootmgr so we no longer need grldr. Good Job.

    I get

    Error Failed to Back Up files Installation will not continue.

    More details on what this is and where you found it ?
     
  4. Danimator

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    Do you have to install a certificate and key first? Or is that included in your program?
     
  5. Serxavi

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    I get the same error.
     
  6. kpedersen

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    #6 kpedersen, Sep 5, 2009
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    The certificate and key are included (acer certificate and slic because ultimate and pro keys have been found for that)

    That error you are getting, it means that it is not being run as administrator.

    Did UAC ask you for access when you started it?
    Do you have UAC turned off?

    What it does, is rather than being a loader, it embeds the SLIC into Windows's loader (bootmgr) like suggested.

    It works in very much the same way as the Vista developer activation I wrote about a year back lol.

    Let me know the bugs and I will get to fixing them :)
     
  7. Mr Jinje

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    UAC = DISABLED - Error happens even on RunAsAdministrator right Click.

    Can you upload a bootmgr file with SLIC already inside
     
  8. Phazor

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    Confirmed.

    Error window always pops up, no matter if you run it as admin or not.
     
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  9. Serxavi

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    // The same .
     
  10. Mr Jinje

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    #11 Mr Jinje, Sep 5, 2009
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  11. Serxavi

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    No. I have a 100MB System Reserved partition, and only Windows 7.
     
  12. Mr Jinje

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    #13 Mr Jinje, Sep 5, 2009
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    Forget the installer, just get the bootmgr file, first mount your reserve partition, rename bootmgr to bootmgr.bak and paste new bootmgr.

    After do that, reboot, then .open up powershell and type

    gwmi Win32_Bios

    Version: ACRSYS - 42302e31
     
  13. Daz

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    #14 Daz, Sep 5, 2009
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    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/132532?

    Easy to do, it's just the fact that MS can detect and change it and it didn't work well for all users on Windows Vista. Shame but to be expected since your modifying a system file. Don't get me wrong I'd like to see something like this work, but I just don't see it having a long lifespan :/
     
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  14. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    This is using the gkend method putting a grldr inside bootmgr.

    A loader is still present, it just gets stashed away in bootmgr. A nice alternative, but loaders tend to be more flexible.

    Looks like you got bored of antiwpa eh K?

    Me too :p
     
  15. Daz

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    Yep @ Hazar, grldr is more flexible since it doesn't touch on system files. If MS do anything to grldr it doesn't effect the system itself where as if they change bootmgr it could stop the PC from booting into Windows 7 as it did with Windows Vista and caused allot of people to reformat and lose everything.

    It's great... until its patched :eek:
     
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  16. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    @Daz

    Preciesely.

    Ms have the right to touch bootmgr. This could be disabled at the drop of a hat, but still very good work. I'm sure there is something to be of use here. Do you plan on releasing the source? It could vbe a very useful GUI framework. Does it contain code to obtain the system partition from WMI etc? Or does it just find a bootmgr?
     
  17. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    A loader already does kpederson,

    the boot chain goes something like this:

    MBR - partition - grldr -bootmgr - winload

    All you are doing is stashing one part inside another, it still needs a loader to function.
     
  18. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Wait kpedersen just said something over at antiwpa.

    grub4dos is not used.

    Interesting.