Hi everyone, it's been a few days I'm trying to activate Win 7 on my new notebook with little success, and googling around I stumbled in this forum. I spent all the day reading and learned a lot, but no solution, so maybe somebody could point me in the right direction. Here is what I tried so far, all the activators downloaded from the forum: - wanted to use the Daz loader that was perfect on my PC since last year, but installed Win 7 on UEFI/GPT just to realize it was not working with this set-up (wonder why they call those little files readme????) - so I formatted everything with legacy/MBR and tried again but the loader doesn’t work, sometimes I get the genuine avail with explorer on MS verification site, but still not activated despite many reboots, tried all the possible memory solutions. From what I understood it is because there is no SLIC table (notebook had no OS installed) as showed by SLIC tool kit, from what I read it can be added in the bios but how? If this is the problem... - then tried again with UEFI/GPT (another format and another partitioning) and KMSPico, but it was 7 Ultimate, so another failure Now I'm downloading some ISOs with 7 PRO and 8.1 to see if I have better luck, but I feel like I'm groping in the dark and any suggestion would be more than welcome. On my PC the main OS is Ubuntu in dual boot with Win 7, and if it wasn't for a few software that only works on windows I would be more than happy to live without MS, so any windows would do the trick (the more light the better), but I can't find any that can be activated on my thinkpad... Let me know if more detail should be needed, and if someone needs help on creating USB3 only bootable installs, dual boot Ubu/Win and partitioning I have become almost an expert in these days!