How to Use Ami Slic Mod 163 to Modify AMI BIOS for SLIC 2.1
If you want to activate Windows 7 or Vista on your computer without buying a license key, you may need to modify your BIOS to include a SLIC 2.1 table. SLIC stands for Software Licensing Description Table, and it is a digital signature that verifies the authenticity of your Windows installation. By adding a SLIC 2.1 table to your BIOS, you can use an OEM certificate and a matching product key to activate Windows as if it came preinstalled on your machine.
However, modifying your BIOS is not an easy task, and it can be risky if you don't know what you are doing. You may end up bricking your motherboard or voiding your warranty. That's why you need a reliable tool that can help you perform the modification safely and easily. One such tool is Ami Slic Mod 163, a program that can insert a SLIC 2.1 table into an AMI BIOS file.
AMI stands for American Megatrends Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of BIOS firmware for PCs. If your motherboard has an AMI BIOS, you can use Ami Slic Mod 163 to add a SLIC 2.1 table to it. Here are the steps to do so:
Download Ami Slic Mod 163 from here [^1^] or here [^2^]. Extract the zip file to a folder on your hard drive.
Download the latest BIOS file for your motherboard from the official website of your motherboard manufacturer. Make sure it is compatible with your model and version.
Backup your current BIOS file using a tool like AFUDOS or AFUWIN, which are included in the Ami Slic Mod 163 folder. You can also use a USB flash drive or a floppy disk to backup your BIOS using the built-in utility of your motherboard.
Run Ami Slic Mod 163.exe as administrator. Click on the \"Browse\" button and select the BIOS file that you downloaded in step 2.
Select the \"SLIC\" tab and choose the SLIC 2.1 table that matches your Windows edition and OEM brand. For example, if you want to activate Windows 7 Ultimate on a Dell computer, you should choose \"Dell_2_1.bin\". You can find various SLIC 2.1 tables in the \"SLIC21\" folder of Ami Slic Mod 163.
Select the \"Advanced\" tab and check the options that suit your needs. For example, you can choose to add an SLI entry to enable SLI support on your motherboard [^3^], or you can choose to compress the modified BIOS file to reduce its size.
Click on the \"Go\" button and wait for the program to finish modifying your BIOS file. A message box will appear when it is done.
Copy the modified BIOS file to a USB flash drive or a floppy disk, or use AFUDOS or AFUWIN to flash it to your motherboard.
Reboot your computer and enter the BIOS setup menu. Check if the SLIC 2.1 table is present by looking for an \"OEM Activation\" option or a \"SLIC\" string in the BIOS information.
If everything is OK, exit the BIOS setup menu and boot into Windows. Download and install an OEM certificate and a matching product key for your Windows edition and OEM brand from here. You can use a tool like SLIC Toolkit or SLIC Dump Toolkit to install them automatically.
Restart your computer and check if Windows is activated. You can use a tool like MGADiag or Genuine Diagnostics Tool to verify it.