Couple Dell 1545 Windows 7 ?s

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by CybergWar, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. CybergWar

    CybergWar MDL Novice

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    My friend has a Dell 1545 with bios A14 and Vista on it. Dell offered him a Windows 7 upgrade a while back but he never did it. He wants 7 now. Is there a way to load it on there with a Dell Windows 7 OEM disc? I'm not sure if it's SLIC 2.1 or not. Also I'd need instruction on how to do that.
    If not, then I also have a windows 7 Pro. OEM key from an old HP that is completely dead and always will be. Could I use the Dell OEM disc on the 1545 and then use that HP key as the serial? Would that just be easier? I'd like to know before I wipe out all his stuff if it'll work either way. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Best way is to verify if the bios is SLIC 2.1 with AIDA64, if not you can ask for a mod bios here by following the correct procedure. Finally install Windows 7 SP1 DELL OEM, it's the Pro version and you'll be fully activated. :) I've done it recently on a few D630 laptops.
     
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  3. CybergWar

    CybergWar MDL Novice

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    Ok so I ran AIDA64 and all it says is A14 as the BIOS version. No mention of SLIC anything.
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    In ACPI look for SLIC in the description table:)
     
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  5. CybergWar

    CybergWar MDL Novice

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    Ok, thanks, in the Software Licensing Description table it has SLIC Version v2.1. Does that mean i should be able to just run the Win7 Pro OEM disc from a different Dell and it'll be activated?
     
  6. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Yes indeed. ;) but look for the W7 pro OEM Dell with SP1 included you will save time.
     
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  7. rjk123

    rjk123 MDL Member

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    Yeah, I just looked at 1545_A14.EXE downloaded from Dell site, it has v2.1 bios. Activation by oem:slp should be straightforward.
     
  8. CybergWar

    CybergWar MDL Novice

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    Thank you. Yes I installed the 1545_A14.EXE this morning, before it was A04, and I am using Dell OEM Win7 Pro with SP1. Excellent this should be a pleasant experience for a change. Thanks for all the help from both of you.