Do I need a Bios Mods for Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop with Win 8 Slic (2.1)?

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  1. joe1203

    joe1203 MDL Novice

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    #1 joe1203, Aug 14, 2013
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    Hi! Recently I got a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop (Model 3521, Bios A08)with Win 8 pre-activated.
    I plan to install Win 7 but SLIC ToolKit 3.2 cannot find out the SLIC information under both Win 7 and Win 8.
    RW Everything found out two SLIC Tables under ACPI Table. Both SLICs are the same except the address. RW Everything indicates it as SLIC 2.1, Dell CL09, but I can't activate Win 7 using OEM Key.
    Any hints?
    Btw, I suppose win 8 should use SLIC 2.2 but not 2.1. Am I Wrong?

    Code:
    Software Licensing Description Table: 0x000000009AFEC000
    Code:
    Software Licensing Description Table: 0x000000009AFFD000
    
    53 4C 49 43 76 01 00 00 01 13 44 45 4C 4C 20 20SLICv.....DELL  
    43 4C 30 39 20 20 20 00 01 00 00 00 41 53 4C 20CL09   .....ASL 
    00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 9C 00 00 00 06 02 00 00................
    00 24 00 00 52 53 41 31 00 04 00 00 01 00 01 00.$..RSA1........
    7F F6 C1 05 BE 5C 57 63 A5 8A 68 F3 6E 8F 06 FA.....\Wc..h.n...
    AF B4 9F 68 82 23 EC 50 40 5A 73 7F EC E4 07 CB...h.#.P@Zs.....
    DC 25 1A 9C E3 E3 66 11 E0 A5 98 06 C5 80 0A FA.%....f.........
    42 93 86 98 E7 D5 1B D4 D7 3A A4 0B EE E2 7D BEB........:....}.
    5F 5B 15 0C AB D0 21 DE BF E9 B5 6E A4 57 B9 8C_[....!....n.W..
    0C D2 BA 3A 69 30 76 94 71 A2 64 D7 4C D8 85 BF...:i0v.q.d.L...
    DF A5 6A C8 DC 45 D5 4D 8C B8 8C 05 2F FC 2E 23..j..E.M..../..#
    C4 29 C5 6F 3F 29 6C 6D 57 79 0E B6 75 ED 21 95.).o?)lmWy..u.!.
    01 00 00 00 B6 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 44 45 4C 4C............DELL
    20 20 43 4C 30 39 20 20 20 00 57 49 4E 44 4F 57  CL09   .WINDOW
    53 20 01 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00S ..............
    00 00 00 00 00 00 88 E6 3F CC 89 CA 5C 8D 15 37........?...\..7
    29 64 F7 58 55 A5 81 1E 57 94 F2 C5 FD 03 43 5C)d.XU...W.....C\
    E8 9D C7 CC A7 50 44 DC 87 2A AD 7A 41 8F AD 55.....PD..*.zA..U
    89 D6 F4 54 3A 18 72 08 98 A4 4F 2F B3 52 2D 6D...T:.r...O/.R-m
    7F 62 DB 90 D3 C0 EA 19 8C 75 1C 3D C7 ED A1 F3.b.......u.=....
    21 EE A7 06 C2 2C AA 43 83 D8 07 9D D1 4A 68 71!....,.C.....Jhq
    56 D8 A7 85 64 07 07 FA DA AC 3C 9B 41 A2 14 A7V...d.....<.A...
    5E F6 22 D6 95 F9 61 EB 67 DB 55 AC C7 9D 78 9D^."...a.g.U...x.
    34 05 7E 4E 9F 7B                              4.~N.{          
    
    Signature"SLIC"
    Length0x00000176 (374)
    Revision0x01 (1)
    Checksum0x13 (19)
    OEM ID"DELL  "
    OEM Table ID"CL09   "
    OEM Revision0x00000001 (1)
    Creator ID"ASL "
    Creator Revision0x00040000 (262144)
    OEM Public Key Structure
      Type0x00000000 (0)
      Length0x0000009C (156)
      Key Type0x06 (6)
      Version0x02 (2)
      Reserved0x0000 (0)
      Algorithm0x00002400 (9216)
      Magic"RSA1"
      Bit Length0x00000400 (1024)
      Exponent0x00010001 (65537)
      Modulus0x7F 0xF6 0xC1 0x05 0xBE 0x5C 0x57 0x63 0xA5 0x8A 0x68 0xF3 0x6E 0x8F 0x06 0xFA 
             0xAF 0xB4 0x9F 0x68 0x82 0x23 0xEC 0x50 0x40 0x5A 0x73 0x7F 0xEC 0xE4 0x07 0xCB 
             0xDC 0x25 0x1A 0x9C 0xE3 0xE3 0x66 0x11 0xE0 0xA5 0x98 0x06 0xC5 0x80 0x0A 0xFA 
             0x42 0x93 0x86 0x98 0xE7 0xD5 0x1B 0xD4 0xD7 0x3A 0xA4 0x0B 0xEE 0xE2 0x7D 0xBE 
             0x5F 0x5B 0x15 0x0C 0xAB 0xD0 0x21 0xDE 0xBF 0xE9 0xB5 0x6E 0xA4 0x57 0xB9 0x8C 
             0x0C 0xD2 0xBA 0x3A 0x69 0x30 0x76 0x94 0x71 0xA2 0x64 0xD7 0x4C 0xD8 0x85 0xBF 
             0xDF 0xA5 0x6A 0xC8 0xDC 0x45 0xD5 0x4D 0x8C 0xB8 0x8C 0x05 0x2F 0xFC 0x2E 0x23 
             0xC4 0x29 0xC5 0x6F 0x3F 0x29 0x6C 0x6D 0x57 0x79 0x0E 0xB6 0x75 0xED 0x21 0x95 
    SLIC Marker Structure
      Type0x00000001 (1)
      Length0x000000B6 (182)
      Version0x00020000 (131072)
      OEM ID"DELL  "
      OEM Table ID"CL09   "
      Windows Flag"WINDOWS "
      SLIC Ver0x00020001 (v2.1)
      Reserved0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
      Signature0x88 0xE6 0x3F 0xCC 0x89 0xCA 0x5C 0x8D 0x15 0x37 0x29 0x64 0xF7 0x58 0x55 0xA5 
               0x81 0x1E 0x57 0x94 0xF2 0xC5 0xFD 0x03 0x43 0x5C 0xE8 0x9D 0xC7 0xCC 0xA7 0x50 
               0x44 0xDC 0x87 0x2A 0xAD 0x7A 0x41 0x8F 0xAD 0x55 0x89 0xD6 0xF4 0x54 0x3A 0x18 
               0x72 0x08 0x98 0xA4 0x4F 0x2F 0xB3 0x52 0x2D 0x6D 0x7F 0x62 0xDB 0x90 0xD3 0xC0 
               0xEA 0x19 0x8C 0x75 0x1C 0x3D 0xC7 0xED 0xA1 0xF3 0x21 0xEE 0xA7 0x06 0xC2 0x2C 
               0xAA 0x43 0x83 0xD8 0x07 0x9D 0xD1 0x4A 0x68 0x71 0x56 0xD8 0xA7 0x85 0x64 0x07 
               0x07 0xFA 0xDA 0xAC 0x3C 0x9B 0x41 0xA2 0x14 0xA7 0x5E 0xF6 0x22 0xD6 0x95 0xF9 
               0x61 0xEB 0x67 0xDB 0x55 0xAC 0xC7 0x9D 0x78 0x9D 0x34 0x05 0x7E 0x4E 0x9F 0x7B 
    
    View attachment DELL[CL09]2.1-B10B618D.zip
     
  2. Nestor

    Nestor MDL Junior Member

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    Probably I've got the same model (3521 with Win8 preinstalled).

    I erased the entire disk records and installed Windows 7.
    The os was successfully activated.
    I did not add any mod.
     
  3. joe1203

    joe1203 MDL Novice

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    Hi Nestor, what version win 7 do you successfully activate? I tried Home Premium but failed. My laptop comes with win 8 standard edition. I keep both win 7 and 8 in my hd so I can dual boot.
     
  4. Nestor

    Nestor MDL Junior Member

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    It's Windows 7 Ultimate.
    My one also came with Windows 8 (non-pro) with a 1-TB harddrive partitioned into 5 sections.
    I formatted the whole drive and repartitioned it into two; one for Win7 (750 GB) and the other Win8 (rest).
    First installed Win7 Ult and then Win8, each with a real dvd.
    Windows 8 was automatically activated without manual key inputs probably because the key is embedded in the uefi/bios.

     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    windows 7 oem key u dont type in the install setup.. u use with slmgr.vbs .. but u can just use daz windows loader which should show 2.1
     
  6. joe1203

    joe1203 MDL Novice

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    Windows Loader is probably the most simple solution. But I am really curious if the slic 2.1 in my bios can activate windows 7 oem.
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #9 LatinMcG, Aug 21, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
    if slic 2.1 is visible.. yes loader does it for u.. without the actual boot loader since it dont need to fake 2.1 as its present.. just cert and key! (done automatically) similar to OPATool but more up to date
     
  8. Nestor

    Nestor MDL Junior Member

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    I compared the slic section from my rw report with yours (above) to find exactly the same...
     
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  10. joe1203

    joe1203 MDL Novice

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    You are right, the loader activates my win 7 successfully without installing anythings.
    Not sure what magics has the loader done but work flawlessly.
     
  11. joe1203

    joe1203 MDL Novice

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    Both full path and relative path does not work.
    :confused::confused: