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#53515 by RedKMan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:38 pm
I stupidly updated my BIOS not realising that it would cause the reload cd not to work. From doing some research I understand I need to edit the DMI string of the Bios so that it matches the DMI string of the Reload CD. My question how do I begin to do this?

First off, this is an old machine that can boot up fine into a less than legal version of Win XP Pro (I had to test it). I want to use my reload cd as I can't be bothered paying for another OEM of WIN XP Home. Nobody I know has this version so thats out of the question. My only option is to edit this DMI string.

My questions,

How do I get the string from the reload CD so I know exactly what to change the DMI string on the Bios to?

Where can I get the DMI String editor from with instructions?

The PC is not being used now anyways so if I make a mistake and fry things no harm.

Award Modular Bios V6.00PG

W6382VTB V1.0 071502
07/15/2002-VT8366-8233

The computer is an old Time Computers one and I've been told the DMI string should have Time Computers at the beginning.