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  1. Thanks for the A11 unlocked BIOS my 980m is up and running. I have a problem now with programs not recognizing what system I have.

    My rig is M18xR2, Windows 7 ultimate, 24 Gigs of ram, GTX980m,


    So fare

    1 Command Center will not install

    2 Nvidia web site will not detect what version of drivers I have, keeps asking me to update my java (I have updated it restarted and the same message)

    3 Dell will not recognize what system I have to update drivers or do diagnostics

    4 Skanect will not recognize the video card  (this is for 3d scanning)  


    thank you


  2. @haXBOXpro I'm glad Everything is working out for you. I'm still trying to see if I can tweak the bios a little more since there are enhancements I can add to the SATA Controller for ppl running in AHCI (Instead of raid) cause there are a lot of tweaks that'll help with performance. However, I'm working on the m17xR4 at the moment to see if I can get them legacy support, too. - PLUS, all the updates that the m18R2 bios has as well. But, I will, at some point, come back to the R2 - since it's the main machine laptop I use, I WILL get back to it, that's for sure. ANY speed increases are obviously something I want. heh Thanks again for the kind words! I hope to get MORE of the alienware systems that are UEFI the support, too, soon! Thanks, Swick
  3. @Brian Okay, thanks... I figure you know me well enough that I do NOT want to break any ToS, or create any problems, heh! Thanks for the quick response! Appreciate it. In that case, I have a MOD with MULTIPLE version of intel RST for the m18xR1. I'll add the mod to the downloads. It updates ALL modules to the latest that they support, etc... and a fe other tweaks, too! Thanks again for the quick response! Excited to add more mods to your downloads!
  4. @Brian Hey Brian, got a question for you... I have a bios mod for the m18xR1. It has ALL the modules updated that can be and some tweaks to other modules, too... HOWEVER, there have been some people (testers) that have reported NO problems with the mod, and other that report the RAID array has an issue with the updated intel RST Raid to As such, I have 2 different version of the mod I put out. But, can I put the mod for the R1 that MAY have an issue with RAID modules on the downloads site, and warn ppl that it works for some but not others and there is NO reason as to why... Let me know what you think...
  5. Hey Again, I am so sorry about not being around. I thought I was better, and I was... kinda. But then the pneumonia got me, big time. Anyway, I'm back now, finally. For sure this time. @Brian for the kind words and EVERYONE else!, too! Also, looks like the pneumonia didn't kill me, either... So, sounds like I'll be here a little while longer. Sucks for all of you! lol
  6. Hey Everyone, I'm so sorry for being away for so long. I got sick, was out of the country, and couldn't get back in. Had to wait for infection to go away. Then came back, and picked up Pneumonia, laryngitis, fever, etc... LOTS of fun, eh? Guess I won the bad luck lottery, heh! Anyway, I'm back now, FINALLY! I apologize for being away and will reply to everyone ASAP! Thanks, Swick
  7. Gabeo, You have not provided me with the error details. Please provide this information then someone may be able to help you! Swick
  8. Hey everyone, I was hoping I could ask for a little help. For some unknown reason my system all of a sudden when I turn it on will power on for a couple seconds the fans will go on and then they turn off. The lights are on but the monitor screen is blank and I can't do anything. I've tried the blind flash recovery method and for whatever reason my system will not accept it. In fact comma I try to do the blind Flash and there are no beeps at all. And I've kept it plugged in for an extended period of time with no luck at all. I have not flashed any new firmware at all and it's been working just sign and I have not changed anything. I am going to try the clear CMOS method but I doubt that will work as well. Again I have not changed any settings so I don't know what's going on. I could really use some help. Thank you
  9. Hey Everyone, I'm looking for some testers to see if we can get LEGACY SUPPORT for the m17xR4. Furthermore, I've also done MANY updates on this bios, too... I updated RAID (EFI & LEGACY) to v12.9.0.2006 (This may need to be downgraded as the chipset you have may NOT support this raid version, but this is the latest version that will work IF youre running RAID. It also supports TRIM in RAID0. If you are not running raid, I can update to v13 if you want, but we need to test one at a time!) Updated GOP Drivers & GOP Policy Updated vbios from 2098 to 2171 Updated Microcode for all cpu's Added M.2 Support Added NvMe support Updated Atheros Lan Firmware & PXE Boot Firmware Updated To Possibly Give Legacy Support, BUT....... I NEED TESTERS!!! Please contact me if you want to try. Understand, HOWEVER, that am NOT responsible for ANYTHING that happens to your system if it goes wrong. (Just a SMALL disclaimer, heh) Thanks, Swick
  10. Thanks Infini, I appreciate the kind words AND the beer. Means a lot! goto: premamod.com You'll see on his site he has the METool and it will update your system to v8.1.64 or 65 or soemthing like that. STILL can't remember, lol! anyway, that'll update your ME Firmware without any trouble! I didn't even know prema put out a tool, as I've always been updating my ME (when I've had the "YOU KNOW WHAT") to do it, via intel's fwupd windows or dos program with the updated firmware bin from intel. Prema makes it a little easier! Download the Intel v8 for windows, and extract, and then run the tool. You'll be SET! ENJOY!!! Thanks again for the donation...
  11. Theanks Brother @Mr. Fox It's thanks to you that I even started this!!!! You deserve SOME credit, too! Just like @Raidriar (NBR) for testing! Anyway... I hope you are excited about hacking your AW18... I can confirm that it IS possible! hehe Call when you can and lets change some settings that we dont have access to! heh Swick
  12. I forgot to put FPARTS.TXT in the rar file with all other files. I've included the fparts.txt in the OP as an attachment. the text file is there... SORRY! I also included it in v2 of the NEW bios file...
  13. glad I could help... I am in need of 17xR4 testers. I only have 1 and the time change is BRUTAL between us. Anyway, I'd be grateful if you all could help support my work! I'll be able to spend time on the R4 for ya'll AND MANY OTHERS (possibly) if you can... Thanks, Swick
  14. Version 2.0.0


    Bios Release Version – v2.0.0 Updated or Modded Items: A11 UNLOCKED BIOS FOR m18Xr2 (UNLOCKED BY SVL7 AND FULL CREDIT GOES TO HIM FOR UNLOCKING!) SVL7 Also created the PRR2.EXE tool that allows you to flash the new bios by unlocking it. (FULL CREDIT GOES TO HIM FOR THAT FILE PRR2.EXE) Here are ALL the things I've added, modded, and enhanced on this bios - I've added FULL LEGACY SUPPORT ON THIS BIOS with ONE or TWO CARDS (SLI). You can FINALLY use Win 7 OS on your machine and run the 900 series GPU's! This is a MAJOR breakthrough! LEGACY SUPPORT Confirmed. Works with 900 series GPu's in single OR SLI formation Updated the Intel RST Legacy to v12.9.0.2006 (Supports TRIM in RAID0 - CONFIRMED) Updated Intel RST UEFI to v12.9.0.2006 (Supports TRIM in RAID0 - CONFIRMED) Updated the ONBOARD Video Card for the HD3xxx to v2171 - FROM v2132 Updated ONBOARD Video Card for the HD4xxx to v2171 - FROM v2132 Updated the LAN Firmware & PXE Boot from to v2.0.6.6 ADDED NvMe Support for m18xr2 ADDED M.2 support for m18xr2 Updated CPU Microcode to v29 for the 2900 CPU's Updated CPU Microcode to v1c for the 3900 CPU's Updated GOP Driver for Intel Sandy Bridge CPU Updated GOP Driver for Intel Ivy Bridge CPU Updated MAIN GOP Policy module for the m18xR2 Eliminated some code that wasn't used in the m18xR2 Updated CSM Module (v2) Streamline some coding to make mod(s) run a little more efficiently (v2) Added FPARTS.TXT to rar file in v2. (I had forgot to add it in v1) v2.5 to be released shortly. I've updated a few more modules that I didn't realize could be updated. (It's only 3 modules, but it's still an update!) It should be released in about a week. Hope this helps ya'll! Instructions to flash: Use a flash drive to create a boot disk into dos Unzip ALL files into the root of the flash drive (flash.bat, r2final.bin, fpt.exe, flash.bat, prr2.exe, fparts.txt,m18r2.hdr, m18r2.hdr.bin, readmefirst.txt) BOOT INTO DOS – Note, that when you set the bios to legacy in order to boot into dos, you MAY have to reinstall OS! (Just be prepared to reinstall no matter what) Once you boot into dos, run the file flash.bat It will unlock your bios (THANKS TO SVL7’s BIOS UNLOCKING TOOL – ALL CREDIT TO HIM FOR THIS TOOL!) Let it flash… Reboot your pc, and enjoy the MASSIVE updates! Be on the lookout as I do plan to release newer version with more updates in the future. However, it wont be for at least a few weeks as I'm now working on legacy support for the m17xR4 and several other systems. So please be patient! ENJOY! Thread link for more information and discussion:


  15. it's probably not up yet as the admin that runs this site only got the files from me last night. It should be up any time now. Check back every 6 hours is what I would suggest. I'll post on NBR if it's up, just to let people know...