What will happen to a already modded bios for vista?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by -arttext, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. -arttext

    -arttext MDL Novice

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    I have got a dual boot machine. Formerly with XP and Vista and now with Vista and 7.
    The bios is on a Abit IN9 32X-MAX WIFI with a V13 bios.
    The bios is modded for Vista, slic= Asus.
    So my question is, need the bios to be modded again? And if so, what's happening with my Vista partition then?
     
  2. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    SLIC 2.1 is backwards compatible with Vista.Yeah you have to remod, then get W7 installed and activated first then there is a little trick to keep vista activated.I think it's just changing the cert for vista.
     
  3. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    except the acer certs right?
     
  4. Barry

    Barry MDL Novice

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    I modded a Lenovo 2.1 SLIC in my ASUS BIOS so I found a Lenovo cert and Lenovo Vista key and activated Vista, then I used the same cert and leaked Lenovo key for Win7 to activate Win7 :)

    So the only think different you need is a KEY for the version of Windows you want to activate, generally:

    SLIC 2.1 BIOS works for BOTH Vista/Win7
    A cert for Vista also works for Win7
    An SLP Key for either Vista or Win7

    Just make sure you have same OEM SLIC/CERT/KEY, i.e. Lenovo 2.1 SLIC, Lenovo cert and Lenovo key :)
     
  5. Gonzakpo

    Gonzakpo MDL Member

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    I don't think you need to have the same slic/cert/key. The cert and the slic must be the same but he key could be anyone. It's a master key so I guess it can activate any OEM.
    I'm not completely sure of this but I you look around a lot of people is activating windows 7 with Dell/Hp slic but using the lenovo key.
     
  6. Barney Rubble

    Barney Rubble MDL Novice

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    Yes, the key doesn't matter, any SLP key for the installed Windows edition will do. The only reason to use a matching key would be that Microsoft could theoretically detect the inconsistency in a future version of their WGA checks, but I doubt that they will do that.
     
  7. -arttext

    -arttext MDL Novice

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    Slic

    So it's absolutely sure that the slic I used for modding my bios for Vista (not so long ago) is not already a slic 2.1, so I have to do nothing, basically? Except, of course te reinstall 7 since it still has the March 2020 time bomb?