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I found a fix for a problem I have had using the knowledge on this Forum but it reviled a problem:

When I make the change to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\BIOS] it does not remain once the system is rebooted.

I need these

"BaseBoardManufacturer"="XXXXXX"
"SystemManufacturer"="XXXXXX"

to be permanently changed to

"BaseBoardManufacturer"="TOSHIBA"
"BIOSVendor"="TOSHIBA"

I have used regedt32 to deny the system to change/delete the information in the BIOS navigation folder of the registry but for some reason windows like to ignore the restrictions I set on it. As described here.

How do I do this.


I have a Toshiba Satellite P200-ST2061

The manual is here.

I upgraded to 4GB Ram and I have Windows 7 Ultimate Installed
I Have Linux Ubuntu 10.10 Installed as a duel boot.
I use Ubuntu for my main OS.

I am in college (2nd semester) as a computer and network technician so I will be able to understand a technical answer.

If there is a dos command line method that would be a more preferred as i wont have to mess around with the frustrating fail of the windows GUI.
 

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What are the values that it's detecting and putting in those fields? My guess is the hardware detection is finding something different than a Toshiba provided OS would detect and is changing it to what it finds.
 

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I am replacing "XXXXXX" with "TOSHIBA" but it goes back to "XXXXXX" after I reboot.
This only happened after I installed removed Windows 7 Pro and Put Windows 7 Ultimate.
 

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I believe that data is taken from the Bios by the OS on boot and as such cannot be changed unless you do a Bios update which means date and version (or have some means of actually editing the Bios, which is unlikely).
 

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I did a few days ago flash the bios to correct a hardware malfunction. It did work when it finished. So there's no newer version to update too on the bios, Unless there's a rescan feature of sorts.
 

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I did a few days ago flash the bios to correct a hardware malfunction. It did work when it finished. So there's no newer version to update too on the bios, Unless there's a rescan feature of sorts.
You are MISSING my point.

You write data there, it just gets tossed because it isn't IN the Bios.

You edit data there, it gets changed back to what IS in the Bios.
 
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