BIOS Question, Not A Request

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  1. MCE2005FAN

    MCE2005FAN MDL Novice

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    Can you use the ASUS certificate to activate Windows on a retail ASUS motherboard? Won't the license see that it was manufactured by ASUS and allow it to proceed, or am I wrong on this?

    Would it work in the same setup if it was a MSI mobo and license?

    Thanks!

    NOTE: I've been scouring for hours and couldn't find the answer, so please, go easy on me.
     
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  2. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Yes you can, only you need to mod your bios then with a asus slic 2.1. If you dont use a mod you certificate wont work ;). Alternate option is to use a loader that will emulates the slic 2.1.
     
  3. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    You'll need a SLIC 2.1 in the board, which retail boards don't have. Make a request in the BIOS mods section and someone (possibly me) will mod it for you
     
  4. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    Try a loader first up. This will load an emulated SLIC 2.1 table into memory and "fool" windows into thinking it is installed on an SLP OEM machine. The SLIC table is needed for the offline SLP activation to work and can be provided by a loader (easy) or flashed into your real BIOS (more difficult).

    If you want to you can read up on the ins and outs of modifying your BIOS.
     
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  5. zoild

    zoild MDL Novice

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    From what I read most retail mobos (latest ones anyway) already have SLIC 2.1 .
    Any further info on this?
     
  6. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    zoild MDL Novice

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  8. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Some yes, some no

    My laptop has slic 2.0 but not 2.1 even tho the F15 update was released 2009..
     
  9. ttmax

    ttmax MDL Member

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    Manufacturers provides SLIC 2.1 in their BIOS (new build PCs or bios updates), if and only if the PC using this BIOS is (still) for sale from them with windows 7 pre-installed.

    Obviously it's not the case for motherboards from the same manufacturers.
     
  10. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Retail boards are bought off the shelf or from an aftermarket supplier. Most (if not all) will have no SLIC in the bios.

    OEM boards are the ones you get with a HP, ASUS, ACER,Dell, etc machine. They have SLIC present if they came with Vista or W7..

    MSI desktop will never have SLIC info..AMI bios is very difficult to modify for SLP 1.0 for MSi due to the address requirements. Award is a bit easier.

    If you have a retail board bought from store..probably no SLP info (with exception of SLP1.0 in some ASUS boards)..

    Does this make sense, or even address the comments??
     
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  11. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Yes it does Thank you
     
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  12. zoild

    zoild MDL Novice

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    Thanks for that explanation.
    My new board (retail) is ASUS p7p55d evo, wondering if anyone here has it and knows if it comes with slic or not.
     
  13. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  14. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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  15. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    No...it is a retail board

    SLIC is to be found on OEM boards.

    Use the Biosmod above.
     
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  16. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Does make sense but one thing.

    My HP business notebok came with XP installed and SLP but after an update it suddenly had SLIC 2.0 so if the manufacturer want they can add SLIC
     
  17. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Yes. Adding similar to what we do.

    Phoenix can be very easy to add the SLIC to older phoenix with SSv2 method.
     
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  18. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ tcntad, did you read 911 medics post OEM machines do come with slp1.0 and some with slic 2.0 or slic 2.1 yuor is not a retail motherboard.