I have a Windows 7 Ultimate system that I personally activated with the DAZ loader back in March 12... It was running without any issue. I hid the 971033 update and it remains hidden and uninstalled. Yet suddenly last night it popped up and told me the system was not genuine! I downloaded the new DAZ Loader today and ran it, it said it was successful, system rebooted.... still getting Not Genuine popup box. System info says "Activated" but obviously that's not the case if I'm getting a Not Genuine popup. Any ideas where to go here? I saw the various "activation cleaner" tools, but they remove hacks that I've never used on this system - as I said, I used the DAZ loader back in March on a clean retail ISO with no other hacktivations present. I have considered a BIOS mod, but this is a Biostar A870U3, and there is no modded BIOS that I can find for it. EDIT: Come to think of it, I flashed an updated official BIOS a few days ago.... considering I'd never done a BIOS mod in the first place, could that have had any effect on the sudden lack of validation? How would I fix it?