Would like to get information about modding my BIOS

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  1. kirret

    kirret MDL Novice

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    Hey guys

    I find it really hard to understand some posts here, way out of my comfort zone and techical vocabulary so I'm hoping somone can guide me through.
    I have an AsRock K10N78 FullHD h-SLI (BIOS P1.60) Mobo and I'd like to install and activate SBS 2k8 on it. I would use the SBS key found from this post here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/arc...hp/t-2827.html
    Could somoeone tell me please how to flash BIOS and where do I get the necessary files from.
    Thanks
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    #2 911medic, Jul 12, 2009
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    Need version of board..V.2.0 or v.3.0?

    The only bios I can find is p1.90.

    The bios can be modded and we have a good record, but there is NO RECOVER with Asrock bios. If it bricks, you are done.

    I say this because you admit limited tech knowledge. Be sure you are comfortable flashing your bios...

    The correct thread is here..http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/814?page=2159

    It will be attended to in short order. Be sure which OEM SLIC you need or want(DELL, HP, MSI, ASUS, etc...).

    We need a valid link to the bios file..

    Read the proper format for requesting the mod in the first post of the thread..
     
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    911medic MDL Guru

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  4. kirret

    kirret MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your quick answer.
    I loaded up DOS and ran the AFUDOS command from there. I just typed afudos (without.exe) and got a table with all the switched. I didnt choose any. Not sure if it got flashed or not now. Anyway, then I cleared the CMOS by swapping the jumper on the mobo, switched the PC on and off, then moved the CMOS jumper back and restarted PC again. Got the option to F2 or F1 (load default settings). I chose F1 and Server 2k8 (un-activated version) came up. When I tried to log on, it asked me to activate it online. I actually have a proper MS license for that product so I did it with genuine license. I had to change my date and time becasue they were something like 30/12/2009.
    Could you confirm that I have done everything correctly by now so I can carry on with other instructions you sent me about inserting the Dell stuff
     
  5. kirret

    kirret MDL Novice

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    An update now.
    I re-activated my server 2k8 standard with the Dell product key and it was successful. I then swapped the HDD and started SBS 2k8 trial version. I followed the same instructions how to add the Dell cert and then took the license number from the link I previously posted. All the prompts were successful but it still says I have my initial grace period (59 days left) so I guess the serial didnt work :(
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I donr know anything about the SBS. I think the trial is not going to activate though..
     
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    hobbes5215 MDL Novice

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    Not. You need to add the BIOS filename with AFUDOS.
     
  8. kirret

    kirret MDL Novice

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    Hi again

    I will get a Dell brand new server with SBS 2k8 today. It's for resale though. Is that number on that new server something I could use? That should be a VLK for SBS 2k8 from Dell, right? I don't want to use that license number in case I'll be in trouble later that that machine and mine are both getting detected by MS with the same number and they will stop that license number.
    Any good advice welcome :)
     
  9. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Try a different cert..there are a few for this slic..:D:D
     
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  10. kirret

    kirret MDL Novice

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    I did it :)
    What I did wrong first time was I just typed afudos on DOS prompt. I should have typed afudos K10H7201.90 (afudos + name of the BIOS file)
    As soon as I restarted my PC with SBS 2k8 it said it was activated :)
    Thanks again for all your help
     
  11. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Hehehe...The devils in the details I guess..

    Cant take anything for granted these days..:D:D
     
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    911medic MDL Guru

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    Hehehe...The devils in the details I guess..

    Cant take anything for granted these days..:D:D

    EDIT: What is MCP by chance?? Just curious..
     
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