Sony Vaio SLIC 2.1 BIOS Are Available (AW series, & maybe more)...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Yemble, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Yemble

    Yemble MDL Novice

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    Sony have released BIOS upgrades across the range of VGN-AWxx laptops. Unfortunately, if a specific model was shipped with Vista, then the BIOS upgrade is only SLIC v2.0. However, the upgrades for those models shipped with Windows 7 is SLIC v2.1.

    The really great discovery is that a BIOS from a Windows 7 AW series laptop can be applied successfully to a Vista AW series laptop! For example, you can successfully flash a VGN-AW31M/H with the SLIC 2.1 BIOS from a VGN-AW41MF/H.

    So you can now convert an AW series VAIO shipped with Vista Home Premium x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and activate it with the Dell SLP key and Sony certificate found elsewhere on this forum.

    Sorted :D

    This may well be true of other current VAIO series.
     
  2. Mujja

    Mujja MDL Novice

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    Yemble, which Sony cert did you use, please post a link.

    I updated my AW1* with the BIOS for the AW4* as soon as it was availble and used OpaTool to install the SONY cert + Ultimate SLP key and haven't been able to activate.

    Which cert and key did you use?
     
  3. FireSokar

    FireSokar MDL Member

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    I use MSDN but glad to know Sony made a big mistake this way. VGN-FW373J shipped with Vista. But the new bios update added VT(had modded myself earlier) but now its included and slic 2.1
    Lets start a list


    VGN-FW373J Includes 2.1 & VT
    VGN-FW290 No Bios Update
     
  4. User19

    User19 Guest

    For my VAIO VGN-NS is since 22nd a bios update to enable VT available.
    Is there SLIC 2.1 inside? I dont want risk bricking my NB to test it because my CPU doesn´t support VT anyway, so normally it would be useless to upgrade....
     
  5. Yemble

    Yemble MDL Novice

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    #5 Yemble, Oct 24, 2009
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    Download from this page: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/5952

    It's the SLIC_2.1_BINS.7z file that you need. The SONY cert is within that.

    I used the Dell 342DG-... key and slmgr.vbs -ilc Sony-2.1.XRM-MS to activate Win7 Ultimate x64. I have no boot loaders installed.
     
  6. Yemble

    Yemble MDL Novice

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    Check Sony's site and see if any of the VGN-NS models were shipped with Windows 7. If so, then any BIOS upgrade listed against it must, by implication, be SLIC 2.1. If, however, there are no Windows 7 variants, then they will all be SLIC 2.0.

    At least this is the case with the BIOS upgrades released for the VGN-AW series.
     
  7. Mujja

    Mujja MDL Novice

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    #7 Mujja, Oct 25, 2009
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  8. m000

    m000 MDL Junior Member

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    I hate to resurrect such an old thread but i just got hold of a VGN-AW310J/H and would love to get SLiC 2.1 on it. however i see no bios update for it on the sony site. can anyone kindly verify what other model bios can be used on this notebook?

    TIA