I have a windows 7 ultimate install that is in "notification mode", with a "This copy of Windows is not genuine" (Build 7601) black desktop wallpaper. I have tried 6-7 activators and none have worked. I have GPT Partition Tables so Daz's loader won't work. If I reformat I would lose months of work having tons of installed and customized software that would take me weeks to reconfigure - so that's not an option. I also can't get the Windows Recovery environment to respond to my mouse or keyboard (USB), I've gone into BIOS and tried to get it to work, etc, nothing, so timesurfer's trilogy or duality solution won't work either. I tried the extreme loader and it said "Unknown boot device \Device\Hardiskvolume2" I have a motherboard that doesn't appear to have a mod for it, plus that seems like asking for trouble, so I can't do that. Is there any other alternative?