Dell UEFI / BIOS, Linux GPT, Windows 7 install, etc...

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by bhmayor, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. bhmayor

    bhmayor MDL Novice

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    Hello all:

    A friend has a Dell that came with Windows 8 and an UEFI bios with a 2TB or whatever HD internal. He asked me to help him accomplish the following:

    1) Install a SLIC 2.1 into the UEFI bios
    2) Wipe out Windows 8 to install Windows 7 and Linux
    He'd like to use GPT for both Windows 7 and Linux
    as well as to use a SLIC activiation for Windows 7 via UEFI

    If possible he'd like to have Windows 8 remain installed (yet its partition reduced) so he still has it to play with.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    What is the exact model??
     
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  3. wuhoatu

    wuhoatu MDL Member

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    First, use SLIC ToolKit to check whether SLIC 2.1 exist. If yes, you can install Windows 7 OEM without any cheat. If not, you can use WindSLIC UEFI Injection to activate your Windows 7 x64 OEM.
    You can keep its original W8 by installing W7 dual boot with W8. Booth are OK to install W7 on a partition of real HDD or to VHD.