SLP Starter > Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by miafruch, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. miafruch

    miafruch MDL Novice

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    Hey,
    If i buy a netbook with windows 7 starter installed, can i do the anytime upgrade trick and chuck in an Ultimate SLP key?

    Cheers.
     
  2. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    Just try it.
     
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  3. crimpy

    crimpy MDL Novice

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    Use SLIC Dump toolkit to check if there is SLIC 2.1 in the bios. With netbooks they usually don't

    If there is, then yes you can use a SLP key.
     
  4. miafruch

    miafruch MDL Novice

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    Yup i'll just go drop some cash to see if it works. Good plan aye.

    Dont actually have one yet. Can someone confirm netbooks dont have them? Asus Eee PC for example?
     
  5. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    #5 pkaji123, Mar 15, 2010
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    Of course you can..
    as crimpy said first you check whether there is a SLIC 2.1,if yes then you can fire to Ultimate..
    I think Netbooks have it,otherwise how would they activate Starter?
     
  6. cba1986

    cba1986 MDL Member

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  7. crimpy

    crimpy MDL Novice

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    Win7 netbooks are are bit too new to make a general statement.

    An idea is to go to a retail store and copy down the license key of the netbook you want to buy, then plug it into pidx checker. If the key is an SLP key, then you can anytime upgrade using an SLP

    http://www.mydigitallife.net/2009/0...duct-key-checker-for-windows-7-free-download/
     
  8. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    Note that if you copy down the product-key from underneath the machine that will be an OEM:CoA key, you'd have to use a key finder.

    Win7 netbooks are no newer than any other Windows7 system.
    I have fired ultimate keys in demo netbooks at stores and it has accepted and upgraded.

    I'm just saying.

    I think it would be odd to find a netbook sold with 7Starter that isn't using SLP.
     
  9. techie1

    techie1 MDL Novice

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    I can confirm that my Asus Eee 1005HA came with SLIC 2.1 in BIOS.
    Windows 7 Starter was factory installed.
     
  10. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    works with dell mini 10 also perfectly
     
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  11. miafruch

    miafruch MDL Novice

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    #11 miafruch, Mar 16, 2010
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    Hey,
    Im testing with an EEE 1001HA here, however its using the 1005HA's bios (same file).
    It had WinXP however it doesnt have a SLIC in it, even though its been updated to 1005HA 1301 bios. Is the SLIC not in the bios file?

    It currently has Win7 Professional with a genuine key. In SLIC toolkit on the SLP 1.0 page it says
    Offset - Valid address range - SLP OEM String
    000FE840 000fc000 - 000fffff ASUS_FLASH

    However it says No SLIC found
     
  12. techie1

    techie1 MDL Novice

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