Hi ppl, kinda a newb here but this is what i've tried. I installed with the slp key and put the dell cert in and still no activation (30 days left). I think i need a bios install, but i'm worried i might not have the right one... if i install this bios everything should start to work? I'm unsure of the motherboards model number as its not marked but i know the bios is Phoenix ROM Bios Plus Version 1.10 X18. Any help would be greatly appreciated, i did find a modded bios on the forum listed with Power Edge 840 and want to give it a shot. PE840_BIOS_WIN_MOD is the filename but i'm not sure if all power edge 840's have same motherboard. Thx. I've now installed the bios.. and still no go on Windows 7, is this bios possibly slic 2.0? Can i not run windows 7, would windows vista work?