Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by davidxxw, Jul 29, 2009.
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I havent looked at SLICs MSDT BIOS stuff in a long time.
Is this now past SLIC 2.1? That way Win 8.1 Pro and/ or Win 10 Pro can be auto activated via underlying BIOS/ UEFI/ MSDT Firmware stuff?
SLIC is well beyond 2.1 (AFAIK we should get 2.6 soon). But SLIC only works for Server OS, now.
SLIC 2.0 = Windows Vista and Server 2008 (NT 6.0)
SLIC 2.1 = Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 (NT 6.1)
SLIC 2.2 = Server 2012 (NT 6.2)
SLIC 2.3 = Server 2012 R2 (NT 6.3)
SLIC 2.4 = Server 2016 (NT 10.14393)
SLIC 2.5 = Server 2019 (NT 10.17763)
SLIC 2.6 = Server 2021 (NT 10.?????, upcoming)
Client OS are now activated with OA3.0 (OEM:DM), using individual keys. Not exploitable. KMS is now the sh*t.
Interesting. So Servers can be SLICed to activate whatever next versions one wants?
At least so far, Server versions still support OEM:SLP. Client OS do not.
hey, it's been a while since i've been here. but have decided to migrate to Linux. i plan to dual boot Windows. my current Acer laptop has win10 home OEM. could i install win7 pro and use any OEM key? (i used to be on here a lot during win7 days but forget everything)
First, check if the Acer has a class 2 or a class 3 UEFI. Windows 7 needs a class 2 UEFI (with CSM module) to boot in UEFI mode.
On class 3 UEFI (no CSM), either use Legacy (BIOS) mode for both OS (if available) or check out https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...boot-windows-7-on-uefi-class-3-devices.82137/.
Note that you might not get drivers for Win7.
If the Acer does sport a SLIC table, you can simply use Windows Loader and have it insert the certificate and product key. Pain and trouble-free OEM:SLP installation, then.
But, in case the Acer does natively come with Win10, it will have only an MSDM table. Windows 7 is incompatible with MSDM!
Three possible ways:
1. Use Windows Loader and install it completely. Will only work if the boot mode is Legacy (BIOS) as Loader supports only MBR-partitioned drives. Use "Preserve existing boot code" option.
2. Mod the UEFI or ask for a mod in the BIOS subforum. It will add the missing SLIC table.
3. For Windows 7 Professional, use one of the KMS solutions provided here.
thank you for your time.
i know how annoying it can be for experienced, old timers here. having to repeat the same *ish over, and over again.
but this site has grown exponentially & info. is dispersed.
i just got this laptop last year, and running SLIC Toolkit produces blank screens except for the OEM Key. which leads me to believe it has Class 3.
i'll have to rethink what i want to do. i really don't want Windows at all. but there are a few apps. here & there that don't have an equivalent on Linux.
i don't want Win10.. it takes too much space. i may just skip Windows all together.
SLIC Toolkit does not work correctly for me, for a long time now. It's better to check with RW Everything or the Query tool from the MRP project by @mxman2k.
just out of curiosity. i installed RW Everything. how can you tell what type of UEFI?
i don't see an SLIC tab. only XSDT, and 2 UEFI tabs under ACPI.
i read around looking for Class .. but nothing. i don't see CSM either.
FYI: this Acer came natively w/Win10 home.
It won't have Slic but a MSDM table that has your W10 product key (OA3).
For UEFI info have a look at SMBIOS...
OK. i tried to install Win7 but Microsoft wouldn't allow it. it would error out right before the Install began. so i installed Win10 Ent and used KMS. https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...microsoft-products.63471/page-99#post-1643827
FYI: if your laptop is new or came w/Win10 .. more than likely it wont let you install Win7.
...unless you show it who's boss. Windows 7 does not support SecureBoot, so, disable that first.
Problem is drivers, especially VGA and USB3.
yes, i agree. i went to manufacturer's website to prepare for install & they only provide win10 drivers.
still, i wanted win7, lol. that's how much i hate win10.
i figured generic drivers would do. thinking it's a tradeoff for win10's spying & handholding.
i remember win7 days.. when Microsoft gave full control to users.
but thanks to you & others, for the suggestions.
it swayed me to use KMS. i originally didn't like KMS because i thought it was Internet dependent. (but i was wrong)
win10 ent w/this crappy laptop's hardware is rather fast.
i still don't like the spying & forced updates.
which i addressed by configuring gpedit.msc as much as possible to limit reporting.
and forced updates i addressed with SledgeHammer.
i originally wanted to install Linux as a dual boot so i can wean off Windows.
but SSD is only 60GB. (this laptop's SSD is soldered onto the MB & not upgradeable)
so i'll have to hold off on that.
but one day.. i will.