Windows 7 on Dell machine

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by nakamori, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. nakamori

    nakamori MDL Novice

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    Good Day everyone,

    I have a question to ask, I'm not really good in technical in computing. Hope all the expertise can help me on this.

    I have 3 Dell PC, 2 old, 1 new. The newly PC I purchase is come with Windows 7 Professional dvd and pre-activated by Dell. But when I use the Disc to install at another two older machines, they are require for activation. But I tried install into the new machine, it doesn't require for activation.

    Actually I would like to check out, how is Dell recovery disc works? Are they detect the BIOS to determine the machine type?

    How do I overcome this for my another 2 old machines, so I doesn't require for activation?

    Thank you.
     
  2. wuhoatu

    wuhoatu MDL Member

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    Windows 7 OEM will check whether your system has SLIC 2.1 Table or not. If SLIC 2.1 Table is present and loaded, 7 will be activated automatically. Otherwise (SLIC 2.0 or no SLIC Table), 7 will not be activated.

    Your 2 old DELL PC does not have SLIC 2.1 table.
     
  3. calpo

    calpo MDL Member

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    I think that your new Dell has BIOS SLIC 2.1 .... that's why it doesn't require activation with Dell Windows DVD. The Old ones have NOT BIOS SLIC 2.1 ... So it requires activation.
     
  4. bluealien

    bluealien MDL Member

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    #4 bluealien, Jul 22, 2010
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  5. shadowstep

    shadowstep MDL Member

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    Yes. Since your new PC has SLIC 2.1, it gets activated automatically. Your old PCs don't have SLIC 2.1 in the BIOS, so you'll have a use a BIOS Mod or Daz's Windows Loader or IR4 or Chew7, etc.

    Download Daz's Windows Loader from here or IR4 from here or Chew7 from here. I would recommend using Daz's Loader.
     
  6. nakamori

    nakamori MDL Novice

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    Dear All,

    Thank you very much for providing me valueable information.

    Sorry for asking stupid question,

    1) What is SLIC table for?
    2) How to check whether my machine is it with SLIC table?
    3) Is it SLIC is build into BIOS?
    4) If I use Daz's Windows loader, is it consider legal or illegal?

    Thank you
     
  7. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Lets start by searching MDL Forum and google first.

    Slic table is a table in bios used for offline activation.
    You can use SLIC dump toolkit.
    Yes it is.
    "illegal".
     
  8. ailef

    ailef MDL Senior Member

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    wich models are your 2old dell systems ? maybe you can mod the bios with the phoenixtool : http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...eplace-SLIC-in-Phoenix-Insyde-Dell-EFI-BIOSes
     
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  9. nakamori

    nakamori MDL Novice

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    Dear All,

    Thank you very much for the reply.

    Will try play around with the BIOS mod.

    Thank you
     
  10. bluealien

    bluealien MDL Member

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    Just a friendly reminder. Although I myself consider a Bios mod as the best activation solution, there are some risks involved. Be sure to read the guides carefully and apply some caution. You can also check if there is a modded Bios available, that has been tested for your specific computer. IF there is none available, you can request for someone to do it for you at the bios mod request thread. Good luck to you.
     
  11. shadowstep

    shadowstep MDL Member

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    I hope you literally do not meant 'play around', coz if you do, you're gonna end up with a corrupt BIOS which may prevent booting up, unless of course, you do everything as mentioned.