hi there, I have a old pc from FSC (Fujitsu-Siemens) with an Asus A8N board, AMD X2, Geforce 7800 GTX, Soundblaster Audigy ... all normal components except the mobo has a FSC branded BIOS and not the one from ASUS itself. Yesterday I wanted to reactivate that pc and installed Win7, everything was fine until I tried to activate. The preactivation kit reduced the grace period from 30 to 8 days, and any other loader I tried (I reinstalled Win7 several times to make sure I try each loader on a clean install) failed. I could see the different keys and certs that were installed using "slmgr.vbs -dlv" but it was never activated, it always said 30/8 days to activate, initial grace period, blah blah. Any suggestions? I'm not sure if I can flash the ASUS BIOS without problems, it shouldn't be a problem as it's a normal ASUS board, but who knows? And is that really the cause of all this? I have one pc and one notebook with retail components and standard bios and both have win7 activated without any problems.