I've been lurking and reading these forums for quite a few days now. Although I have learned much, orginally I came here in the hope to find a modded SLIC 2.1 BIOS for my SONY VAIO FW31ZJ However, after much searching and reading there is none to be found on these forums. What I did find was the general believe that it is not easy or even possible to flash the AMI APTIO BIOS and thus it is not possible to update the BIOS for SLIC 2.1. After some more google-ing I did find something interesting. It all starts with this link: P.S> As a newcommer it seems I'm not able to post actual hyperlink for my first two post. No idea why so I had to revert to replacement. Please remove the two brackets around the first word of each hyperlink. [www].jhangra.com/blog/2009/06/enabling-intel-vt-on-sony-vaio-notebook-with-ami-aptio-efi-bios As you can read there someone succeeded in enabling the VT bit in the Sony AMI APTIO BIOS (this was all before sony released the new bioses themselves where this bit was made active, which was only recently). The interesting part is that this shows that it is possbile to dump,adapt and reflash a AMI APTIO BIOS. If the maker of the patch, levicki, was able to do it then I wonder what is still missing to make a modded SLIC 2.1 bios? We have: - A recent BIOS released by SONY (although I have no idea how to unpack [support].vaio.sony.eu/computing/vaio/downloads/info/info.aspx?l=en_gb&url=VAIO/Updates/EP0000208408.exe&m=VGN-FW31ZJ&ip=EP0000208408.htm - The SLIC 2.1 for Sony [forums].mydigitallife.net/showthread.php?t=5952 Now, I'm definately not an expert on BIOS modifications or anything like that ( I know how to flash them and that is about it). I just dropped my line of thinking here in the hope that some of you experts and comment on it or explain where I'm going wrong so I can keep going from there.