So im a little confused on a big situation. Basically i have my computer and i used a windows 7 oem BIE disc, which had pre-activation. With that said when i installed it and booted up, it said it was activated all fine and all. Ever since then ive been fine, that was probably 2 months ago. Now a few days ago my friend who i installed the same way must of installed that WAT update. Because he said it was saying how its not genuine. So i installed it to, but mine checked out to be genuinel. I dont know why, i used the same install disc and method. So i setup a third computer, installed windows 7 with the same disc, with per-activation. When it was installed i ran DAZ's loader and it said the BIOS was Dell and that it was activated, im guessing that was from the preactivation? So i installed the WAT update for a test and sure enough it failed being genuine. So i messed around with DAZ's and HAZAR;s loaders installing sotmods and bios mods. Which im also confused on. I know how the system works with slic, it has info in the bios which needs to match a key and a cert in windows. But what im confused about is do you choose to install the soft mod first, and after thats done, do the SLIC/KEY/License/Bios Mod insert second? And lastly, if i have a computer that has WAT installed and i cant get genuine, is it possible to fix this without reinstalling? I know if RemoveWAT and manually flashing your bios with the correct slic information and not using softmods? If i need to reinstall to get genuine, should i be using an untouched Windows 7 disc? Or does it not matter if im using a pre-activated one and im just not doing the loaders steps correctly to be valid for genuine activation. I know this is alot to read and i hope someone can help me out with bashing me.