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Bezalel

Multi Manufacturer Pre-Activation

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@all

Some here are ahead of you with some stuff, but it looks like they are holding information, think they want to delay the project until Vista Sp1 comes out :)

found some stuff in the public domain that might shine some light on things, With a little help from babelfish you should find your way

http://www.crfans.com/Software/Catalog59/1961.html

http://blogxp.org/ArticleShow/81255

http://bios.net.cn/Article/wzpd/BIOSJS/bio...0060608978.html

I like your new app, would it be possible to also do a dump of the address range to possibly give a hint towards the area it’s located. Ie: bios header, DMI, etc. Maybe subtracting 20h from the address. IE: Gateway @ F000:E840 run 'D F000:E820' in debug. It’s not critical.

@xehqter

Thats not really needed, we seem to be able to find the exact range for specific slp locations (check the chinese sites above)

@xehqter

Can you help Siginet to makes his tool pass wintrust as well?

LG added thx, nadav ;)

[fs]

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@Bezalel: I am asking about the rapidshare folder because you are also missing some common files. At least "Acer Travelmate" notebooks are sold very well and widely spread but your repository misses the files.

I have all non-obsolete filesets in my RapidShare folder. I will upload obsolete files upon request (if nobody downloads them, RapidShare will drop the files).

Ah that explains it, thank you! And also thank you for re-uploading some files :w00t:

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@xehqter

Can you help Siginet to makes his tool pass wintrust as well?

I think it would be a good idea for us to team up and put our ideas together. ;) So the wintrust... this will actually make it so the files are protected by WFP?

@Everyone can someone with the ability to read chinese grab that OEM XP tool and begin recording the areas of the bios that we need for each manufacturer? Then maybe post your findings somewhere to help us out? :thumbup

BTW Why would someone want to wait for vista before releasing something like this? Were you kidding FreeStyler? Or are you serious? lol. We need a tool like this asap. My job is so much easier now that I don't have to activate over the phone so much. ;)

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@Siginet

As best I can see OEM XP Tool saves an image of the BIOS (0xF0000-0xFFFFF), Display’s your XP CD KEY / Product ID, and gives you a list of known OEMBIOS Address lists. It doesn’t detect the address OEMBIOS uses. Then again I can’t read Chinese. I’ll PM you the list. Is AutoIT capable of making Win32 API Calls?

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@xehqter

Use Button #1 [1aAT1/4o+-o] (first button, first tab) and select each one of your OEMBIOS.SI_ or OEMBIOS.SIG files.

For the LG set it returned some chinese characters which after using babelfish read something like:

LG OEM, BIOS E000 - E200 'LG Electronics'

It only seems to recognize oembios sets which it already knows the values for, seems hardcoded :(

So the wintrust... this will actually make it so the files are protected by WFP?

Yes, this wil fix issue with sfc /scannow & wfp, even better....there is no trace in "setuperr.log" after installation, xehqter great job! ;)

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>So allot of trail and error to get that range.

You're insane, Goldmember!

What a devilishly clever divide and conquer technique that makes the range clear in a fairly short time.

>So the wintrust... this will actually make it so the files are protected by WFP

These files are all trusted on one system or another so they definitely can be protected by WFP. Somehow you need to twiddle the API to get the new ones trusted before copying them like a service pack or hotfix does. To prevent crashes from damaged media, bad, hacked, or mismatched sets, you could check if the files are trusted before copying.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222193/

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These files are all trusted on one system or another so they definitely can be protected by WFP. Somehow you need to twiddle the API to get the new ones trusted before copying them like a service pack or hotfix does. To prevent crashes from damaged media, bad, hacked, or mismatched sets, you could check if the files are trusted before copying.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222193/

twiddling the API ;)

WinTrust.DLL

CryptCATAdminAcquireContext

CryptCATAdminAddCatalog

CryptCATAdminReleaseCatalogContext

CryptCATAdminReleaseContext

Got it from disassembling / on demand debugging signtool.exe

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What methods are you all using to read from the BIOS. I'm keep getting an Access Voilation error with the following code.

int CmpStrToMem(char* Str,char* Mem)
{
int i;
if(!*Str) return 0;
if(!isprint(*Mem)) return 2; /* This line is causing the Access Violation */
if(tolower(*Str)-tolower(*Mem)) return 1;
i=CmpStrToMem(Str++,Mem++);
if(i>1) i++;
return i;
}

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Validates the OEMBIOS.BIN/SIG/DAT files against the .CAT file before copying. If they're mismatched it won't copy them over.

Can we run this from commandline to test files "off disc" ?

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@FreeStyler

I knew someone would ask that.. Give me a week, I’m working on a new project OEMBIOS project, if it doesn’t work out I’ll add a command line argument that will do a dry-run without copying the files.

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I am pretty sure my current files are ok, but you never know...in the future ;)

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@Bezalel

Hello,I am zl's friend.

Thanks to severach...

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Bezalel, please upload to Rapishare these obsolete files.

eMachines 1B7F1F55

Equus_Computer_Systems 397A095A

NEC_&_Packard Bell 82D4D6A4

>Have you got panasonic's OEMBIOS.

Bezalel doesn't update Rapidshare right away. Panasonic will be there soon.

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@FreeStyler

oembios.bin de14112c

oembios.cat 89799f58

oembios.dat 002d6594

oembios.sig 9f10320f

We got the same files.

@severach

eMachines 1B7F1F55 is already in Rapidshare

i need

Equus_Computer_Systems 397A095A

NEC_&_Packard Bell 82D4D6A4

OEMBIOS for 2k3

c20d8ff5 dell

cc6cb12c hp

is there any other version?

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If you see a CRC you don't have just download it and see what it is.

Did anyone notice that you can no longer disable the download of KB905474?

[edit] False alarm. The checkbox is still available for Custom install.

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Bezalel, please upload to Rapishare these obsolete files.

eMachines 1B7F1F55

Equus_Computer_Systems 397A095A

NEC_&_Packard Bell 82D4D6A4

>Have you got panasonic's OEMBIOS.

Bezalel doesn't update Rapidshare right away. Panasonic will be there soon.

I've uploaded the Matsus***a set as well as the NEC and Equus sets. The eMachines set was already in RapidShare. (I'm using the names Matsus***a and NEC because these names are a closer match to the SLP Strings)

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I saw your OEMBI0S.DATs

zl didn't tell me it's provided by Bezalel or severach.

I guess Bezalel did. :)

It's lack of amoi,fujitsu1,fujitsu siemens1,greatwall,lg,panasonic

6 at all.

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Did anyone notice that you can no longer disable the download of KB905474?

I just disabled it from downloading today.

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