Two eeprom.bin files?

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  1. About7fish
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    I went through the annoyance of backing up my eeprom via FTP and noticed that I have two files. One is an older version in a UDATA folder, the other is a newer file in E:\Backup. I totally forgot to back up the latter of the two. What is the difference, and is it worth backing up the other one as well?
     
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    Depending upon the mod one of the files might be a copy of the virtual eeprom and thus not much good at all.

    Get yourself a copy of liveinfo ( http://www.konsolenheld.de/downloads/download2.php?id=756 should have a copy though you might do better to hunt around, "xbox liveinfo eeprom" sans quotes is a good search term).

    Feed each eeprom file into the program and it should tell you what your serial number is, match that to the back of the xbox.
     
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    Serial number on the one I FTP'd checks out. What is this virtual eeprom? Is it worth downloading and checking the other, or would it not have the right serial number?
     
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    Softmodding was not without its risks/downsides so two methods of negating some issues with devised
    Shadow C
    Virtual EEPROM.

    Shadow C meant the original xbox dash was left on it and some space was taken for a new "C drive" to have the hacked/alternative dashes put on it.

    Virtual EEPROM is much along the same concept but for EEPROM (a chip that holds a small amount of data, data needed for the xbox to boot if you have just got a softmod on it). Here some hacks would make a virtual one that other programs could trash but you would still be left with a somewhat bootable xbox to fix it.
    You can grab the other if you like but if the serials match then you have a copy of a good one -- to liveinfo virtual eeprom is basically random garbage.

    You might have one, the other, none or both. I do not suggest changing whatever setup you presently have really.
     
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    Fascinating stuff. I can't help but wonder which I have (used SID's 5.0 single boot since it's not as though XBL is a concern anymore), but I don't really have the technical expertise to understand much of it anyway.

    Thanks for the advice.