Windows 7 Activation via SLIC

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by yagami_kira, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. yagami_kira

    yagami_kira MDL Novice

    Jul 25, 2009
    According to Everest, my motherboard ASUS P5KPL-C contains SLIC under ACPI with 374 bytes of Table Length, and OEM ID of Asus and OEM Table ID of Notebook. Meaning, I can activate Windows Vista without using any BIOS hack/modification but only using certificates and the corresponding serial number.

    But how about Windows 7? I read that it will use SLIC 2.1. How will I know if my P5KPL-C motherboard uses SLIC 2.1, since Everest doesn't show the version number?

    If my motherboard is not using SLIC 2.1 but only SLIC 2.0, then does it mean I can no longer activate Win7 just by using certificates and the corresponding serial number, and will already require physically modifying the BIOS (which is very risky for me)?

    BIOSNOIDEA MDL Senior Member

    Mar 8, 2009
    Hi, I am not an expert at all but I did modify my 4 machines at home for Vista.
    All of them ( 3 ASUS with AMI BIOS and 1 ASUS with AWARD) with SLIC 2.0.
    All is ultra perfect. So it is not that complex.
    For WIN 7 you will have to modify your BIOS with SLIC 2.1 and when available you will need proper WIN 7 keys and certs otherwise it is not going to happen.
    Those are still not available.
  3. yagami_kira

    yagami_kira MDL Novice

    Jul 25, 2009
    Hello, do you have to modify the BIOS because your motherboards were old? Because my motherboard is only 1 year old and the other one is 3-year old and both have SLIC 374 table length, so I don't need to modify it for Vista.

    Do you think someone will just make something like BIOS emulation SLIC 2.1 instead of "physically" modifying the BIOS?
  4. nedkelly

    nedkelly MDL Novice

    Jun 19, 2009

    .......(which is very risky for me).......
    The least risky way to get W7 activated is by actually paying for it.
    Otherwise, have a look in the Vista section of the MDL forums, and you'll find answers to all of your questions. Including how to determine your SLIC version.
    The age of your motherboards has very little to do with the BIOS update you need. Just have a go! Even I could manage to do it, and I am probably twice (if not three times) your age.:)