hi! this is my first post! first of all i'd like to thank all those participating in this forum! it's helped me a great deal! moving on to the matter at hand, i've been researching quite a bit, mostly in this forum about activating windows 7. i've determined so far that my sister's laptop, an HP mini, fortunately already has a slic 2.1 table by using the slic toolkit so i don't need to modify the bios or use a loader. however, i'm stumped on what i'm supposed to do next. i understand that all i need to do is to install a certificate and a proper key that corresponds to the version of windows 7 i installed. my question is, is there a specific certificate for the specific 2.1 table in my sister's laptop? i'm asking this because on some threads i can see that there are multiple certificates for the same brand. and i think i found a link before that leads you to a tool that checks whether the slic table and the certificate are compatible although i can't find it anymore. i'm thinking that it might be the case because in windows xp specific certificates were compatible with specific slp strings? any help on the matter will be truly appreciated. i apologize if it's a noob question and again kudos to all the people here!