Clear up my understanding of SLP/SLIC / Windows 7 Loaders etc,

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    Clear up my understanding of SLP/SLIC / Windows 7 Loaders etc,

    I was inspired after seeing torchwood's response to the below thread to look into what an SLIC Table is, having never heard the term.

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    After looking into it for some time, it became necessary for me to make a document to try make sense / organise the information available online.

    I have attached this document in the hopes you all can review it and correct me where I am wrong. A lot of the information contained is taken/parsed from various posts on other forums, various blogpost websites, etc. etc.

    Sevenforums.rtf | DocDroid

    Please note that while Windows 7 Loaders are mentioned in the document, I only mention them because they seem relevant / important to mention/discuss. I have always known they were illegal to use but only now do I believe I understand why.

    Thanks in advance for all responses/input,
    Fox Computers
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    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring


    Nothing wrong with that nice little synopsis

    I've been reviewing Mgadiag reports for a long time.
    Both types of loaders leave behind tell-tale traces of thier modification
    Easiest to spot included
    BIOS date preceeding W7 release date
    OEM product code on Retail motherboard -- the reason you created this thread
    SLIC table in the wrong place
    which if MS updated their validation server checks could easily spotted them --
    as it was they didn't and W7 became the most counterfieted product ever

    any system that included a modification and was upgraded to W10, became TOTALLY genuine because of MS transferring the licence rights to the device
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    Thanks for the reply torchwood, it is fascinating to hear your insight into the subject.

    Best regards
    Fox Computers
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    It's funny how the world has changed. Now we have a SLIC, Windows OSs and Apps with boat loads of telemetry and you name it, yet some 23 years ago this was BIG, big league stuff. I remember it very fondly indeed. And those that I knew in the computer world were all up in arms about it.

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    You think that's interesting.

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    "As a condition of the settlement, Apple Computer agreed not to enter the music business, and Apple Corps agreed not to enter the computer business."

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    SLIC System License Internal Code
    For Windows 7, the 25 digit product key was printed on a CoA but it is typically not used during Windows 7 Installation.

    Instead Windows 7 is activated from Factory using OEM System Locked Preinstallation.

    For Windows 7 OEM SLP three things are required:
    1. The System has a SLIC Version of 2.1
    2. The Installation Media Inputs:
    A xrm-ms File.
    A Generic OEM SLP Key (Generic for the OEM e.g. Dell and the Edition of Windows 7 e.g. Professional).

    If all three requirements are satisfied OEM SLP is applied. Although most people shouldn't need to, one can check if they have a SLIC by installing RWEverything.
    From: Windows 7 OEM System Locked Preinstallation Activation - Windows 11 Installation Guides (

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    Wondering if it would; A. be possible, B. make sense to and C. be legal to burn a ton of DVDs with Windows 7 Media which will activate using SLP for every OEM using the guide under "Applying Windows 7 OEM SLP All OEMs Using Dell Media" at Windows 7 OEM System Locked Preinstallation Activation - Windows 11 Installation Guides

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