Hello All, I'm new to the concepts of a modded bios and the Slic 2.1 table. Thinking I needed a bios mod for my ASUS M2A-VM HDMI bios ver. 2302, I downloaded and flashed ASUS M2A-VM HDMI 2302 SLIC 2.1 (HP). I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and copied the ASUS certificate to C:\ and manually installed the certificate and a valid key. Windows failed to activate. I tried a different ASUS cert. and another key. (Resetting tokens as well). Reluctantly, having nearly succeded, I opted to use the Windows 7 Boot Loader. It worked perfectly, and I'm happy with the results, but I have a few questions: 1. Was it the wrong cert that caused it to fail? I didn't realize the modded bios was HP until after the fact (I used an ASUS Cert). 2. Would it be beneficial to pursue getting an activation via the modded bios as opposed to the bootloader? I realize this would mean starting over, but I'd be willing to do it for the sake of learning. 3. If my current installation crashes is it possible to reinstall Windows using the current key/activation or would I have to repeat the mod/Cert/Key procedure?