Dell XPS M1710 bios question

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by pebbly, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. pebbly

    pebbly MDL Novice

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    Hi all, I have an xps m1710 lappy with a legal version of Win7 , the slic in the bios is 2.0 I would like to install a modded 2.1 slic for future use , by doing this will I get the dreaded windows is not genuine watermark , or will it still remain legal? thank you for your help :worthy:
     
  2. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    Yes you will be fine. The key you have is for retail use and will not be affected by the SLIC 2.1 being present.
     
  3. pebbly

    pebbly MDL Novice

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    Thank you for the verification tqhoang, that was the information I needed to know ,I will now proceed with the bios update
     
  4. willpower101

    willpower101 MDL Novice

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    Assuming I only have an oem key from the back of the dell, with the exact situation (home premium) can I do the same, upgrade the slic, and be good to go?
     
  5. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    #5 tqhoang, Apr 23, 2011
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    The OEM-COA key that's on the sticker is non-SLP. If you're looking to re-use that, then you'll have to contact Microsoft and probably explain why you're using the OEM-COA key on different hardware (provided you've activated Windows with it already).
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Actually, is OEM-COA ;)
     
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  7. willpower101

    willpower101 MDL Novice

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    Oh ok, I didn't realize that. But I can use an slp or whatever they're called from the forums along with the right certs and then not have to worry about messing up the recovery partition bcd right?