Will changes in slic table and/or changing hard drive void OEM validation in win 7?

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  1. strike91

    strike91 MDL Novice

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    #1 strike91, Mar 1, 2010
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    Hi,

    I have an ASUS motherboard. I successfully modified its BIOS with these: Asus[_ASUS_-Notebook-MSFT]2.1.BIN = AF40CF7A | 2.1 CERT. I am running windows 7 ultimate and is activated using ASUS SLIC, Cert and serial. I'm just curious, what if a new bios update surfaces for my motherboard that has an SLIC 2.1 different from the mentioned above, but from the same manufacturer, and I flash and use it on my motherboard, will I stay activated? And also, I'm planing to upgrade to a SSD system hard drive, copying the files and the boot sector to the new one. Upon doing that hard drive change, will I stay activated? Please note that I have the WAT Update (KB971033) installed in my system, and says it is properly activated/genuine.
     
  2. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Unless new asus certs appear on the scene, you should stay activated.
    for changing to a new hard drive, i suggest you backup your current activation with a tool like token restore and then restore it on the new drive.
     
  3. Aly

    Aly MDL Member

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    Hardware changes will never affect activation with SLIC modded BIOS and cert.
     
  4. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    #4 NoJuan999, Mar 1, 2010
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    If that new Bios from ASUS has an ASUS SLIC 2.1 you should be fine with your current Certificate and Key.
    If you flash a newer Unmodified Bios that does NOT have SLIC 2.1 in it then you will NOT remain activated.
    You would need to modify the new Bios version BEFORE you Flash it to add the ASUS SLIC 2.1 info.
    As long as the serial and certificate were installed in Win 7 and the Hard Drive is an EXACT Image of your current HD you should be fine.
    Worst case scenario, just re-install the Cert and serial after installing the new HD.
     
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  5. strike91

    strike91 MDL Novice

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    Thanks very much guys.