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Modified BIOS for Microserver N40L enables hidden features

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Llamalord

Anyone have the original bios?  The sky drive links are dead

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unmesh

Which version were you looking for?

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Llamalord

Well i am trying to install the Modden bios all i have is the .Rom file O41100113.rom

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Llamalord

Great man thanks for the upload! 

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Helzy

Question for the sake of clarity, I believe I read this on here but cannot seem to find the post (needle) in the forum (haystack). I flashed a G7 N54L with the MOD-BIOS so it sits at 041 -10/01/2013. I've made the adjustments I want and now I want to install W8.1 Pro for an htpc build. Seems I now need to create another flash drive using SP64420.exe and this will flash it to the latest HP factory BIOS correct? When I do this, it will essentially lock the hidden mods again, but leave them in the state I have adjusted to, but allow the onboard NIC to function correctly with Server 2012 and Windows 8?

 

Also, is there a list of non-functional items the BIOS-Mod seems to enable? i.e., I notice that it enables an NEC USB3.0 on-board controller but as far as I can tell this doesn't exist? Also I saw mention somewhere that someone had slipped in an SLIC 2.3 mod somewhere too? What exactly does this enable?

 

Thanks!

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Joe_Miner

When I flashed with the factory SP64420.exe the BIOS flash returned my eSATA and ODD SATA ports (Ports 4 & 5) to IDE emulation mode (i.e. everything was reset to "factory" state).  YMMV.  You will need SP6440.exe (or its MOD version -- check the stickies for links to the Tobi MOD, YMMV) to run Win 8.1 or S2012R2 on the MS. 

 

NOTE: I've had no experience with the Tobi Mod so use it at your own risk.

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Helzy

When I flashed with the factory SP64420.exe the BIOS flash returned my eSATA and ODD SATA ports (Ports 4 & 5) to IDE emulation mode (i.e. everything was reset to "factory" state).  

 

OK So I read that incorrectly. What is the date stamp on the HP factory BIOS from SP64420.exe?

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Joe_Miner

Per sticky => Version 2013.10.01(A) (15 NOV 2013)

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