Activation solution comparison

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    #1 Daz, Jul 18, 2010
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    BIOS MOD Windows Loader KMS Rearm Wizard
    Activation Type SLIC SLIC KMS Trial
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Windows 7 Ultimate E
    Windows 7 Ultimate N
    Windows 7 Professional
    Windows 7 Professional E
    Windows 7 Professional N
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows 7 Home Premium E
    Windows 7 Home Premium N
    Windows 7 Home Basic
    Windows 7 Home Basic E
    Windows 7 Home Basic N
    Windows 7 Starter
    Windows 7 Starter E
    Windows 7 Starter N
    Windows 7 Enterprise
    Windows 7 Enterprise E
    Windows 7 Enterprise N
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
    Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard
    Windows Server 2012 Standard
    Windows Server 2012 Essentials
    Windows Server 2012 Foundation
    Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
    Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard
    Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup
    Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Standard
    Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Premium
    Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard
    Windows Server 2008 R2: Enterprise
    Windows Server 2008 R2: Foundation
    Windows Server 2008 R2: Datacenter
    Windows Server 2008 R2: Web Server
    Windows Server 2008 R2: Itanium
    Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
    Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
    Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
    Windows MultiPoint Server 2010
    Windows Home Server 2010
    Windows Home Server 2011
    Windows Vista Ultimate
    Windows Vista Business
    Windows Vista Business N
    Windows Vista Home Premium
    Windows Vista Home Basic
    Windows Vista Home Basic N
    Windows Vista Starter
    Windows Vista Enterprise
    Windows Server 2008: Standard
    Windows Server 2008: Enterprise
    Windows Server 2008: Foundation
    Windows Server 2008: Datacenter
    Windows Storage Server Standard
    Windows Small Business Server 2008
    Windows HPC Server 2008
    Activates Windows? Yes Yes Yes No
    Supports WAT? Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Runs within Windows? No No Yes Yes*
    Changes system files? No No No No*
    Must be reinstalled? No No Yes* Yes
    Requires a restart during install? Yes Yes No Yes
    SLIC injection detectable? No No N/A N/A
    Depends on Windows components? No No No* Yes
    SLIC present after a format? Yes No N/A N/A
    • BIOS mods and Windows Loader can activate more editions of Windows only when OEM SLP serials leak
    • Rearm Wizard is run within Windows, however the trial reset is run externally (WinRE)
    • Automated KMS solutions might not require you to reinstall them but they will depend on Windows components (services or scheduled tasks)
    • Although a SLIC may still be present with a BIOS mod after you've formatted you'll still need to install the missing certificate and serial
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