I purchased a tablet PC (HP TC1100) that had a bad motherboard. I got a spare one that I pulled the motherboard off and installed into mine. Now I need to change the serial number that is burned into the setup screen to match the one I purchased. It is a Phoenix BIOS. I would think the utility I need is highly vendor/OEM/BIOS-type dependent so I do not know where to start.
I have the same issue as that above. I had a computer shop (that is now 2000 miles away) install a new mobo in my Sony Vaio vgn-ar150g. All was fine until I went to install Windows 7, and lo and behold, a error message. It seems the Sony updates use the machine serial number in the bios to install, as does the factory restore discs.... Didn't know this until I went to update... now I'm stuck in El Paso nowhere near a Sony service Center... And my fresh new Vaio Win 7 laptop has no sound or other fetures... Is there a way to change the serial number in the Phoenix Bios?