How to check that my certificate is SLIC2.0 or SLIC2.1 ?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by sendoh, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. sendoh

    sendoh MDL Novice

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    Hi guys,
    I have two certificate but didn't have Binary BIOS SLIC file. How to check that my certificate is SLIC2.0 or SLIC2.1 ?
    Thanks
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Actually there is no such thing as a 2.1 Certificate, Certificates are always version 2.0... Some brands issued new OEM Certificates for Windows 7, the only difference between the 'old' 2.0 and the 'new' 2.0 certificate is the date the certificate was issued.
    Certificates issued in 2009 are (faulty and misleading) labeled as 2.1 Certificate.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    But these few brands need to use "new" certificate, as SLIC 2.1 would not activate with the "old" certificate
    Hence calling it certificate 2.0 & certificate 2.1 makes sense (even if technically it is not)

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  5. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #5 FreeStyler, Nov 29, 2010
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    True, but to my knowledge it is only 50% that really need the 'new' certificates, like Acer, Asus and Gigabyte and LG... others still activate fine using the 'old' certificate while 'new' certificates are available (few examples: MEDION, HP, TOSHIBA)
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You are absolutely correct!

    sebus
     
  7. sendoh

    sendoh MDL Novice

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    I got it! Thanks guys.