It occurs to me that, when it comes to trying to do an OEM Windows 7 install, most motherboard makers just don't have a dog in this fight. They may not want to anger Microsoft but they certainly don't want to discourage sales. The obvious danger of modding an older BIOS is that you will have to displace something that performs some sort of functionality. Do this wrong and you brick the motherboard. Do you think the motherboard makers may end up placing some sort of place-holder in the BIOS where the SLIC table should be? Something that can easily be discarded to make room for "something else"? (Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.) Well, what do you think?