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Windows 7: OEM Custom Bios

08 Jul 2009   #11
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
This thread piqued my curiosity.

I can't figure out why the mods would frown on sharing BIOS tweaks. Most banned activities, like sharing torrent info, I can understand the reasoning... but this one baffles me.

Could someone enlighten me? What am I missing?

I don't want to accidentally cross any lines... but I can't figure out where this line is drawn.

Thanks
I think it is due to the illegal/cracking methods one could do with such knowledge concerning the BIOS like putting a custom BIOS to by pass Computrace...things like that


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08 Jul 2009   #12
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

It's because alot of people try modding the BIOS to get around Volume Licencing/OEM installs.

You may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista was already activated by a Volume License or OEM installation

EDIT: I presume anyways.
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08 Jul 2009   #13
Legacy Code

 
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Google is your friend , but id recommend not to mess about with it to be honest.
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08 Jul 2009   #14
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

It's never a good idea to mess about with BIOS in that sense.

Legit flashes can be scary enough when you know that the motherboard makers have wrote them, nevermind a hacker or cracker or whatever you wanna call them.
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08 Jul 2009   #15
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legacy Code View Post
Google is your friend , but id recommend not to mess about with it to be honest.
But Bing! is your life long buddy.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
It's never a good idea to mess about with BIOS in that sense.

Legit flashes can be scary enough when you know that the motherboard makers have wrote them, nevermind a hacker or cracker or whatever you wanna call them.
Lol, very scary indeed. I updated my HP's BIOS with the update on HP's site, I thought it killed itself because it sat there on start up for 5 minutes. Worked fine ever since but geez I almost died of a heart attack.
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08 Jul 2009   #16
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
But Bing! is your life long buddy.




Lol, very scary indeed. I updated my HP's BIOS with the update on HP's site, I thought it killed itself because it sat there on start up for 5 minutes. Worked fine ever since but geez I almost died of a heart attack.
This is why I got a "dual BIOS" board. It was so nice flashing this baby. I didn't even need to worry. haha If it fails it just moves to then next BIOS then copies it to the ruined one. These are nice.

To answer the original question...I would not mess with the BIOS when you can get a better board for $50. Just do that if you need features you don't have.
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08 Jul 2009   #17
TheWiz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well the ram that im ordering will be great but on the hp site the newer bios fixes problems with sleep and hibernate with 4gb of ram and it also updates agesa, which i dont really care about. I'm using 32 bit win 7 now and im reformatting to 64 bit next week, question is will the sleep issues carry over into windows 7.
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08 Jul 2009   #18
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I own a few HP machines myself, and have had the sleep issue before updating the BIOS to the newest firmware I have yet to see it with the new firmware and Windows 7.
As for the flashing a HP with a moded bios I would highly recommend not doing that, due to HP having mobo makers change some of their boards to fit what HP wants it might be a minor tweak that HP wanted but it could be something the new modder never thought of and you would create a nice new heavy paper weight.
I would update to the newest firmware and add the ram you where looking at, and then do some research on a new board while you use the current firmware config.
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08 Jul 2009   #19
TheWiz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yeah don't have the money for a new board right now so I'm just gonna get my ram go 64 bit and be doe with upgrading this system. Its not that it isnt fast, I just like to get the most out of it
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