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Notes Changes Virus scan results / checksums Arguments Extra

########################################################################## # 1 - Notes ########################################################################## Do you have the WAT update installed, KB971033? If yes you may have got flagged as non-genuine. In order to become genuine again just do the following. * Launch the loader application and select to uninstall * Restart the PC * Install the loader and restart the PC * Visit the following website to revalidate Windows: http://www.microsoft.com/ge nuine/validate/validatenow.aspx #### Is Windows failing to boot after you installed the loader? Just do the following . * * * * * Boot up the PC from your Windows installation disk Select the "Repair your computer" option Select "Command Prompt" Input "bootsect.exe /nt60 SYS /force" (without quotes) Restart the PC

Note: If the above doesn't fix your boot issue then use the command "bootsect.ex e /nt60 ALL /force" instead. Just make sure you remove all USB flash drives befo re you use the command. #### If you have previously used another activation solution and have been marked as non-genuine then you first need to uninstall the software you used or just forma t and start fresh. #### Q. I received the error message "Error finding your systems active partition", w hat do I have to do? A. You need to format the whole hard drive with a program like Active@ Kill Disk . This issue is caused by your locked OEM partition. http://software.lsoft.net/b oot-cd-iso.zip Q. I received the error message "Failed to add loader to the boot code", what do I have to do? A. Disable any system protection. Some types of software block the loader applic ation from installing to the boot code. Q. I've used a version of the loader before and it failed to work, what do I hav e to do? A. If you previously used bootsect to get back into Windows then you first need to press uninstall, reboot and then install the newest version of the loader. Q. Why was table sorting changed so that it's now disabled by default?

A. Some machines don't like the table order being changed so to make the loader more system compatible we disabled it by default. Q. I've previously used another activation solution and I think it's modified my systems files, can I fix it? A. You can first try to uninstall what you originally installed and then try run ning "sfc.exe /scannow" from command prompt as an administrator. Q. I've got Linux on another partition/drive, is there anything I should know? A. Use the preserve current boot code option. Q. How can I use BitLocker, TrueCrypt or another boot manager? A. First setup the software and then install the loader with the option selected to preserve the current boot code. Q. I lose activation status after ation, can I fix it? A. Go to the advanced options and oader again and see if that cures memory instead. If it still fails my systems been to sleep or has been in hibern select to disable type 4 memory, install the l it. If you're not cured try to disable type 3 try selecting the legacy setting.

Q. I installed the loader and my system hangs during the boot process, can I fix it? A. Go to the advanced options and select to disable type 4 memory, install the l oader again and see if that cures it. If you're not cured try to disable type 3 memory instead. If it still fails try selecting the legacy setting. Q. I installed the loader and rebooted but I'm not activated. The loader applica tion displays the message "BAD SLIC SIZE" or "BAD SLIC DATA", can I fix it? A. Uninstall the loader, power down and then boot up the system again. Go to the applications advanced options and select to ignore the existing SLIC and then p ress install. Q. Why not use an E edition of Windows 7? A. Because they were never officially released and I can't guarantee the E edtio ns will remain activated. ########################################################################## # 2 - Changes ########################################################################## Version 1.9.7 * Added a new GRLDR version (This should fix many problems) * Added Viewsonic Starter serial Version * Added * Added C's * Added * Added * Added * Added * Added * Added * Other 1.9.6 a new GRLDR version Aquarius, Hannspree, Hyrican, Lanix, Semp Toshiba, Twinhead & Synnex SLI Exper, Fujitsu and Hannspree Starter serials Dealin, Founder and Fujitsu Home Basic serials Gigabyte and Shuttle Home Premium serials Dealin and Mercer Professional serials Fujitsu Ultimate serial HP serials for UltimateE, ProfessionalE, HomePremiumE & StarterE minor tweaks and fixes

Version 1.9.5 * Added a new GRLDR version which fixes a bug that prevented activation on syste ms with an XSDT

Version 1.9.4 * Added a new GRLDR version (Improves the ignore existing SLIC function) * Disabled table sorting by default for compatibility reasons * Added an option to disable type 3 memory as well as an option to reverse the S LIC search direction * Displays motherboard version to help with debugging * Added ECS, Dealin, Higrade and KSystems SLIC's * Added HCL, Ksystems and MSI Home Basic serials * Added MSI Professional serial * Added Dealin Home Premium serial * Other minor tweaks and fixes Version 1.9.3 * You can now install the loader from safe mode * Added Panasonic, Viewsonic and Kraftway SLIC's * Added Viewsonic and Kraftway serials * Fixed a status refresh bug that caused the OS information to be displayed twic e * Other minor tweaks and fixes Version 1.9.2 * Added a new GRLDR version * Added an option to disable ACPI table sort (Use this if your system hangs unde r the default settings) * Added an option to disable the usage of type 4 memory (Try this if you lose ge nuine status after hibernation or sleep) * Tweaked the UI which now also displays the systems current serial * Fixed a bug which prevented the application from installing the loader over re ally old GRLDR versions * Other minor tweaks and fixes Version 1.9.1 * Improved corrupt SLIC detection * Added Medion Starter serial & STEG Professional serial * Added a new GRLDR version * Other minor tweaks and fixes Version 1.9 * Fixed a bug that caused a few systems to hang * Added an option to ignore a systems existing SLIC Version 1.8.9 * Added a new GRLDR version * The default boot menu display time is now set to 30 seconds * Custom usermenu.lst file scanning is now an option (disabled by default) * Other minor tweaks and fixes Version 1.8.8 * Added 8-bit SLIC checksum verification * Added a new custom application icon (Thanks to Logie) * Added a new GRLDR version (Fixes custom menu loading, just be sure to call you r menu usermenu.lst) * Improved ASUS system profiling * Fixed a bug that prevented people upgrading from version 1.7.x to 1.8.4 or new er Version 1.8.7 * Loads your last used settings (Should work with all 1.8.x builds) * Added a new GRLDR version

Version 1.8.6 * Added a new GRLDR version * Added SLIC detection with a dumping feature (Used to check if a SLIC is valid) Version 1.8.5 * Fixed a bug that caused upgrading to fail when "preserve current boot code" wa s selected * Added a new GRLDR version * Added Alienware serial (Professional) * Other minor tweaks and fixes Version 1.8.4 * Added a new GRLDR version (Calculates the EBDA end 256 bytes lower) * Added the ability to give the SLIC a custom position (Useful if SLIC emulation fails under the default options) * Added Olidata SLIC, certificate and serial Version 1.8.3 * Added a new GRLDR version (Fixes EBDA length calculation) Version 1.8.2 * Reverted the loaders memory scanning back to low memory first and then EBDA * Fixed x64 partition checks * Other minor tweaks and fixes Version 1.8.1 * Added a legacy mode which should activate some systems that don't comply with the normal ACPI specifications * Improved support for compressed partitions * Added Toshiba, Exper, Wortmann and Casper SLIC's * Added a new HCL Windows 7 Professional serial * Other minor tweaks and fixes Version 1.8 * Cleaned up and improved a lot of code * Added a new GRLDR version (Thanks to lash78 for spending a few hours helping t o debug) * Made the UI even more user friendly * Added some new serials * Improved certificate OEMID to system OEMID installation * Made OEM recovery partition ignoring optional Version * Fixed * Added t stuck 1.7.9 a bug that caused an error on non-english systems an option to disable the loaders random file padding (Use this if you ge in a reboot loop and can't access GRUB)

Version 1.7.8 * Fixed loader file padding issue that caused some systems to fail to boot into Windows * Fixed Windows Server 2008 R2 support * Fixed loader pointer issues (For when each OS needs it's own active partition exclusive while other primaries are set to hidden) * Added an option to set the boot menu timeout * Added an option to install the loader without changing your systems MBR (Good for Linux users & FirstDefense-ISR) * Added support for Haier, Hasee, HCL, Jooyon, NEC, Tongfang and Viliv * Added various new OEM SLP serials * Blocked title version modifications

* Cleaned up some code for better performance (May help fix the rare partition f inder error) Version 1.7.7 * Fixed loader modes to stop system hangs * Changed the way the loader is wrote to the partition (no more mounting) Version 1.7.6 * Improved the encryption support * Added support for Gigabyte * Added Toshiba Professional serial Version 1.7.5 * Removed the beta SLIC detection (caused crashes on 1.7.4) * Added support for LG * Added various new OEM SLP serials Version 1.7.4 * Improved SLIC detection (still not tied to anything, it's simply a BETA featur e until I get more feedback) * Fixed file write errors caused by version 1.7.3 * Added support for Server Standard R2 * Added support for FSC, Quanmax and Trigem * Added various new OEM SLP serials Version 1.7.3 * Improved free drive letter assignment * Corrected some grammar * Added random SLIC encryption support, this means everyones SLIC will have a un ique encryption * Added GRLDR file size randomization * Added GRLDR v0.97-DAZ+SEC-R2. This is just a minor version to support the rand om encryption * Added SLIC table detection (BIOS mod and software, it can tell the difference) * Added support for Advent, Medion and Nokia * Added various new OEM SLP serials Version * Added * Added * Added ) * Added * Added * Added 1.7.2 encrypted SLIC support random loader names byte differences (everyones GRLDR loader won't be byte for byte the same a new GRLDR version (0.97) from zsmin (custom edition for my program) /norestart argument support for Windows 7 Home Basic (4 new keys)

Version 1.7.1 * Removed window transparency to fix a Windows 7 artifacts bug and improve respo nsiveness on older systems using onboard graphics * Improved the "Custom menu.lst" loader option. It will now show all people usin g this setting the GRUB menu at system startup * Upgraded some certificates to version 2.1 * Added a new GRLDR version (0.96) from zsmin (custom edition for my program) * Added external SLIC support (read "How to add support.txt" for more info) * Added support for BenQ and Sony machines * Added support for Windows 7 Starter Edition * Added various new OEM SLP serials Version 1.7 * Removed the older loader

* Added loader mode options * Changed the UI so that it's now slightly transparent as well as resized to sui t the new options * Added Samsung support for Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional & Home Premium edit ions * Improved internal resources security Version 1.6.9 * Added amber as a color to the application integrity checking as well as a few tweaks to the existing code (you should still always check the displayed applica tion path even when green) * Cleaned up some code for better performance * Added new GRLDR 0.94 from zsmin Version 1.6.8 * Added application integrity checking. This is a new feature which will display you with information about how the application was launched when the mouse is h overed over the green or red icon. It's goal is to inform you if you are running an untouched version of the application or one that could have been modified in some way by a script kiddie. Of course green is the best result, if it's red th en be cautious as someone's likely binded a trojan! Version * Fixed * Added to wait 1.6.7 Windows Vista activation status Windows 7 Enterprise editions as a supported OS, although you will need for OEM SLP keys to leak

Version 1.6.6 * Fixed activation checking for non-english systems (This release is just to add ress confusion as to if a system is activated or not) Version 1.6.5 * Improved profile matchups (for matching a SLIC, certificate and serial) * Added activation checking for Windows 7, Vista and Server 2008 * Added tokens checking for Windows 7 (alerts the user, repair is manual so that later on down the line this loader will never frankenbuild your system itself!) * Added error handling should UAC fail to elevate the application * Added Asus SLIC, certificate and Home Premium serial * Added new GRLDR beta 0.93 from zsmin Version 1.6.4 * Fixed a missing serial issue when run as a standalone * Added checking to elevate to an administrator only when run on Vista or Window s 7 * Corrected a typo found during an uninstall Version 1.6.3 * Fixed a missing serial issue caused by the new bios type detection feature * Fixed an issue which would cause the application to start hidden behind other windows Version 1.6.2 * UAC control reworked * Changed the default loader to zsmin's * Bios type detection now assigns a SLIC, certificate and if possible a serial t o match * Added leaked Dell Home Premium key Version 1.6.1 * Fixed Windows Vista version detection

* Added new Dell Windows 7 Professional key * Added new GRLDR beta 0.91 from zsmin Version 1.6 * Fixed Windows version detection (name spaces were off) * Added support for Windows 7 Home Premium * Compressed the internals a litte so the executable size has been shaved just a little Version 1.5.9 * Added new GRLDR beta 0.90 from zsmin * Fixed missing OS information on unsupported OS's Version 1.5.8 * Keys and certificates now use internals when external files cannot be found (t his means you can run just the executable as a standalone application) * Added future OS key support (via Keys.ini) * Changed how an unsupported OS is displayed * Added new GRLDR beta 8c from zsmin Version * Fixed * Fixed * Added 1.5.7 unicode text string issue which caused activation to fail title assignment for unsupported operating systems new GRLDR beta 8b from zsmin

Version 1.5.6 * Full recode so that debugging is easier for me and performance and reliability is better for you * User interface redesigned for simplicity * Added new GRLDR beta 8 from zsmin (Thanks go to him) * Added external certificate support for bios modders * Added external key input support * Added argument support Version 1.5.5 * Improved error handling even more * Rewrote drive mounting code (should fix the x64 mounting issue and letter assi gnment) * Mac users should now automatically have the experimental loader option selecte d for them * Tweaked UI layout just a little (width was off) * Fixed other minor issues Version 1.5.4 * Tweaked free drive letter handling just a little * Corrected a typo on the experimental loader option * Corrected Windows Vista version ID Version 1.5.3 * Fixed a rare issue that would select a network drive as a free drive letter * Performing an uninstall now restores to the default Windows 7/Vista bootsect ( wasn't required, but some machines need this!) * Performing an uninstall now inserts trial keys so you will have x amount of da ys remaining (On Windows 7) * Upgraded support for error handling (errors get logged to the system event vie wer) * The loader window will now start centered when launched * Added a custom file icon (Thanks to my friend Logie) * Added support for Starter, HomeBasicN and BusinessN versions of Windows Vista * Upgraded experimental GRLDR to beta 6 (Thanks to zsmin)

* Added another GRLDR for older Dell and HP machines to try (the older loader op tion) * Cleaned up code in general Version 1.5.2 * Fixed a rare issue which could cause a nil object exception * The window title will now change to a more suiting "Windows Vista Loader v1.5. 2 - By Daz" when run on Windows Vista Version 1.5.1 * Updated GRLDR v0.4.4 to beta version 4 (Thanks to zsmin) Version 1.5 * Fix to prevent hangs at boot when each OS needs it's own active partition excl usive while other primaries are set to hidden. Every other loader has this bug! (Thanks to endeavor for working with me to fix this issue) * Can now activate both Windows 7 and Windows Vista, just run the loader on eith er OS * Optional new beta GRLDR v0.4.4 can be used on Mac or Windows (New GRLDR create d by zsmin, boots Windows 7 on a Mac much faster) * Updates to GRLDR v0.4.4 to become dynamic and allow slic change * Fixed UI font sizes for users who have changed their system font Version 1.4 * Added x64 support * Drive letter assignment is now automatic * Changed how the key input is handled * Made UI a little more user friendly Version 1.3 * Added brand support to the loader creator * Added certificate and serial install only for bios modded users * Added new Ultimate and Professional keys * The loader now automatically displays keys only for your installed version of Windows 7 Version 1.2 * UAC settings modified in manifest * Added future support for Windows 7 Professional Version 1.1 * Silent certificate and key installs * Fixed file overwriting issue * Lists some BIOS information

########################################################################## # 3 - Virus scan results / checksums ########################################################################## VirSCAN.org Scanned Report : Scanned time : 2011/02/18 18:10:28 (GMT) Scanner results: Scanners did not find malware! File Name : Windows Loader.exe File Size : 3270927 byte File Type : PE32 executable for MS Windows (GUI) Intel 80386 32-bit MD5 : 0221a9a048d5780abb16c5ea794b0888 SHA1 : b926aa02dcc1005a22ee87e000c788164f28ee2b Scanner Engine Ver Sig Ver Sig Date Time Scan result

a-squared AhnLab V3 AntiVir Antiy Arcavir Authentium AVAST! AVG BitDefender ClamAV Comodo CP Secure Dr.Web F-Prot F-Secure Fortinet GData ViRobot Ikarus JiangMin Kaspersky KingSoft McAfee Microsoft NOD32 Norman Panda Trend Micro Quick Heal Rising Sophos Sunbelt Symantec nProtect The Hacker VBA32 VirusBuster

5.1.0.2 2011.02.18.00 8.2.4.170 2.0.18 2010 5.1.1 4.7.4 8.5.850 7.90123.6656748 0.96.5 4.0 1.3.0.5 5.0.2.3300 4.4.4.56 7.02.73807 4.2.254 21.1822/21.694 20110218 T3.1.32.15.0 13.0.900 5.5.10 2009.2.5.15 5400.1158 1.6502 3.0.21 6.07.03 9.05.01 9.200-1012 11.00 20.0 3.16.1 3.9.2474.2 1.3.0.24 20110218.01 6.7.0.1 3.12.14.3 5.2.0.28

20110216210205 2011-02-16 2011.02.18 2011-02-18 7.11.3.140 2011-02-18 20110217.7833565 2011-02-17 201102190111 2011-02-19 201102172244 2011-02-17 110218-0 2011-02-18 271.1.1/3451 2011-02-18 7.36309 2011-02-19 12724 2011-02-18 7732 2011-02-18 1970.01.01 1970-01-01 2011.02.19 2011-02-19 20110217 2011-02-17 2011.02.18.08 2011-02-18 12.908 2011-02-17 20110218 2011-02-18 2011.02.18 2011-02-18 2011.02.18.77763 2011-02-18 2011.02.18 2011-02-18 2011.02.18 2011-02-18 2011.2.18.18 2011-02-18 6261 2011-02-18 2011.02.18 2011-02-18 5870 2011-02-13 6.07.00 2011-02-18 2011.02.18 2011-02-18 7.844.10 2011-02-18 2011.02.18 2011-02-18 23.45.04.06 2011-02-18 4.62 2011-02-19 8463 2011-02-18 20110217.003 2011-02-17 3184938 2011-02-18 v00132 2011-02-17 20110218.1211 2011-02-18 13.6.207.0/45135472011-02-18

1.92 1.73 0.51 0.02 0.18 1.72 0.44 2.40 7.11 1.68 6.28 0.64 12.49 1.87 12.59 1.39 11.85 0.43 7.83 1.56 0.34 0.99 7.61 8.71 4.85 12.03 5.48 0.67 3.82 4.91 3.87 11.57 2.08 7.88 0.70 7.74 0.00

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########################################################################## # 4 - Arguments ########################################################################## /silent Turns on silent mode /restart Restart the OS after install (used with /silent) /norestart Prevents system restart after successful installation /preactivate This just helps the loader decide on it's environment /bios Force the application to install just the certificate and serial /loader

Force the application to install the loader /swap Install the loader without changing your systems boot code /k=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX Set the Windows 7/2008/Vista key /c= Set the certificate (use the name of a certificate from the certificates folder or from the SLIC list) /s= Set the SLIC (Acer, Advent, Alienware, Asus, BenQ, Casper, Dealin, Dell, ECS, E xper, Founder, FSC, Fujitsu, Gigabyte, Haier, Hasee, HCL, Higrade, HP, Jooyon, K raftway, KSystems, Lenovo, LG, Medion, MSI, NEC, Nokia, Olidata, Panasonic, Quan max, Samsung, Sony, Tongfang, Toshiba, Trigem, Viewsonic, Viliv, Wortmann) ====== * If you don't set the certificate it will default to your BIOS's model * If you don't set the SLIC it will default to your BIOS's model * If you don't set the key it will default to your BIOS's model and the correct one for the OS (Ultimate, Professional, Starter or Home Premium) * You can use these arguments via SetupComplete.cmd to pre-activate Windows 7/Vi sta/Server 2008 ====== Example: "D:\Windows Loader.exe" /silent /restart /k=342DG-6YJR8-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27 /c=Ace r /s=Acer SetupComplete.cmd Example: @ECHO OFF %~dp0"Windows Loader.exe" /silent /preactivate cd %~dp0 attrib -R -A -S -H *.* SHUTDOWN /R /T 5 RMDIR /S /Q "%WINDIR%\Setup\Scripts" exit

########################################################################## # 5 - Extra ########################################################################## If a certificate or SLIC is released and I have not put out a new version of my application simply create two folders, one called "Certificates" and another called "SLICs". In each folder put the files you want to add support for, just be sure you label the files like this: *Certificates folder* Acer.XRM-MS Advent.XRM-MS Alienware.XRM-MS Asus.XRM-MS

*SLICs folder* Acer.BIN Advent.BIN Alienware.BIN Asus.BIN When using external files all preset internals will be ignored, this is a cleane r approach for users who want to build their own list without my presets getting in the way .

Special thanks: BobSheep, zsmin, Woota!? & lash78 Thanks: Everyone who supports this project, you're all the reason I'm still working on i t.

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