Do I need to add a slic to activate a volume license?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ryouga, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    I have a laptop a few years old with Vista but want to use 7 on it, it has slic 2.0 on it so I assume I have to install an updated bios but wondered what would happen if I got hold of a volume license disc and just edited it to be the same manufacturer would it activate or would the slic prevent it from doing so?
     
  2. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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    Do not believe the BIOS Update block windows 7.

    Updated my BIOS to get Windows 8 successfully.


    If you need to update your BIOS and install Windows 7. ;)


    Windows Loader installs easily Slic 2.1 :
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/24901
     
  3. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    #3 Josh Cell, Oct 11, 2013
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    A BIOS update will not add a new SLIC version unless you mod and add a new SLIC 2.1 table into it...

    Volume License don't need of any SLIC, it's for OEM systems. You will not have any problem with the SLIC 2.0 and Windows 7 Volume activation, you simply will not be able to activate the Windows 7 as OEM without a loader that will rewrite your SLIC 2.0 in memory to the 2.1.
     
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  4. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Yes, or use a loader- seeing as you do not have the money for your own Windows 7 key.


    No. Doesn't matter what manufacture the VL is for, it can be used anywhere as long as there is activations remaining.

    I am sure you mean that you had to update your bios with a newer version (not self modified) to install Windows 8.


    Cannot remember where I seen it but there was mention that someone was able to update their bios with one released by the manufacture and successfully installed/activated Windows 7 cause it had a updated SLIC.
    Do not quote me though.
     
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  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    May be:
    :popcorn:
     
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  6. urie

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    A while back I was given a vista laptop (SLIC 2.0) cannot remember the manufacturer, I was to format and reinstall vista for a M8 I went to manufacturers web site and there was bios update for windows 7 :)
     
  7. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Two good examples :D
     
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  8. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Are we talking about volume licensing or oem licensing here? :confused:
    Yes, I too have updated the bios on a laptop sold shortly before Windows 7 release, and got a new version 2.1 slic with the update
     
  9. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Technically, OEM SLIC is not a requirement for Volume activations like KMS to work. But, legally, Volume licenses are usually Upgrades for present OEM licenses. That's why on systems without SLIC checking the license with MTK tells you to verify Product use rights.
     
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