I installed Windows 7 RTM 64-bit on my HP/Compaq R4000 laptop about a week ago. I didn't install any loaders or any Windows updates during that time at all. Today was the first time I tried to activate it using a modified BIOS with HP SLIC 2.1 and there were no issues at all. I installed the HP certificate and a key for Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything was successful and when I go to the system properties, it says "Windows is activated". The problem is that on the right side of that there is a blue logo saying "ask for genuine Microsoft software". Is this normal? Does it mean my Windows 7 is activated, but not recognized as genuine? After that, I went to test the BIOS SLIC and certificate to make sure they match. The test said "Certificate Digital Signature is valid ". Then I tried changing my product key to see if that makes a difference, but I still have the same blue logo even though it says my Windows is activated. Sorry if this has been asked and answered already. I tried to search the forums for "ask for genuine Microsoft software" and came up with no results.