Help Matching Certificate to Dell SLIC

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Smokin, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

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    I have done the bios mod, slic & certificate on some machines I built but now I want to try this on a Dell computer.

    Dell Inspiron 570


    Using SLIC ToolKit V3.2 I get
    Version 2.1
    XDS: DELL WN09
    PubKey: DELL WN09
    RSDT: DELL WN09
    MAKER: Dell WN09

    Vender: Dell Inc.
    Version: A05
    Date: 12/20/2010
    Size: 1024K
    Type: AMI BIOS /ACPI 2.0

    PKey: Read OK! [6RBBT-F8VPQ-QCPVQ-KHRB8-*****]


    It has Windows 7 Home Premium edition on it now.
    I want to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate.

    Can I just slip a certificate into the new version of Windows 7 I install?
    Will any certificate do or do I need one that matches the OEM SLIC that is on the computer?
    Or do I need to mod the BIOS to another SLIC with matching certificate like I have done on machines I have built.

    I searched the forums and haven't found the answer. :-( If someone could please point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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  3. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

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    So I can just add the Dell certificate (DELL-DELL-2.0.XRM-MS) into Windows 7 Ultimate and it should work with the SLIC in the stock BIOS. Awesome. :)

    Thank you very much. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ Smokin, you could also have just used slic dump toolkit to extract and backup your dell certificate :rolleyes:
     
  5. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    You can also just leave the existing Win 7 Home Premium as is and just do a "Windows Anytime Upgrade" and just use the Dell Windows 7 SLP key for Professional or Ultimate.
     
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  6. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

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    Ok interesting.

    I did install Win 7 Ultimate, added certificate and got good product key on the second one I tried. :)
    I ran Windows update, hid KB971033 and I'm still genuine. :biggrin:
    I didn't see KB2534510

    One question.
    Should I avoid and hide KB971033 & KB2534510 updates or should it pass with flying colors? I'm worried about the product keys getting black listed or something. Does the BIOS mod keep Windows from checking online?
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    they cant blacklist 2 million users license.
    no worries the slic is OEM so no need to hide updates
     
  8. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

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    This BIOS method is more awesome than I thought. :)
    BIOS Mod is the Bomb! :biggrin:

    Thanks everyone for all the great info and help I've received over the years. Thank you thank you thank you.