Win 7 SLIC removal

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Nytigrnla, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Nytigrnla

    Nytigrnla MDL Novice

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    I have an ASUS modded bios (SLIC OEM) and my Win7 ulti upgrade to Win10 was no problem and its activated. Question is: can I now upgrade my bios and lose the OEM key without any windows 10 issues? The bios I'm using now is over a year old and a new bios update would fix some issues on my motherboard.
     
  2. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    So far MS isn't checking for the SLIC in Bios
     
  3. Nytigrnla

    Nytigrnla MDL Novice

    Sep 11, 2011
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    Thx!
    Forgot to add if Win10 would lose its OEM Asus branding, I assume it wouldn't.
     
  4. darcy

    darcy MDL Novice

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    Hi Nytigrnla,
    I upgraded a slic activated windows 7 to windows 10 and then checked it was activated.
    I then loaded a non slic bios. its is still activated.
    so you should be safe enough to upgrade your bios.
    I am not sure what happens after a clean install (boot from cd) though as I don't have a unique product key
    do you have to have a Microsoft account to get a unique product key? or is there another way? I had hoped to do a fresh install onto a new larger disk but I don't know how without a product key.
     
  5. agent268

    agent268 MDL Junior Member

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    Updating your BIOS/UEFI shouldn't effect the Hardware ID that was used for Activation of Windows 10. If the Hardware ID of your PC stays the same, then you'll stay Activated and can do a clean install that will activate once inside the OS.
     
  6. agodng

    agodng MDL Novice

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    I have reflashed my bios slic modded with original after win7 --> windows 10 update and reistall it clean without cdkey and successfully activated
     
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