I have been reading and searching, more reading until I have BLOOD shooting out of my eyes. I am running Windows Ultimate 32 with a Gigabye MOBO that had been activated and passed the genuine test. Then I had to install a new MOBO and I started getting Windows Not Genuine or Activated as a result of the MOBO change. I used MOBO with a similar chipset so the new MOBO booted up and installed all the newest drivers. At that point I started getting Not Genuine and Needs to be Activated messages. So, a while back I installed the Chew activation loader crack. This activated Windows Ultimate but I kept getting Not Genuine messages. I have requested and installed a Bios mode from the Bios Mod forum. I have a modded Dell SLIC 2.1 bios installed in my MOBO. It came with a certificate but I seem to be getting mixed information as to how to install the that Dell certificate. So I used OPA to install a Dell certificate which it said was completed successfully. However, I am unable to find where the certificate was installed. I still get Not genuine message, so I guess the OEM installation is not correct. I ran Windows 7 Loader eXtreme v3 and it showed CHEW-WGA&RemoveWAT - related system changes detected! It was suggested that I uninstall Chew so I hunted down a way to remove CHEW. Turns out the only way was to use the REVERT function which was only available in version 0.8 and Anemeros (Chew) said not to use it as there were some problems with it in some cases. But, I ran it anyway and it said that CHEW was successfully removed. I again ran Windows 7 Loader eXtreme v3 and it still showed CHEW-WGA&RemoveWAT - related system changes detected! So, here I sit dumbfounded. I don't (if I can get around it) want to do a reinstall of Windows as I have so much installed and it would be a pain to rebuild. I have a SLIC 2.1 Dell bios installed. I used OPA to install a certificate. Windows Ultimate 32 still shows as activated. Chew was installed and said to be uninstalled. I still get Windows not Genuine messages. Installation will not pass MS WGA check. There is so much information in these forums that it almost overwhelming. Some of it is outdated though and links are dead. I was hoping some one of the Guru's here could point me in the right direction. I keep a current system image of my installation. So, if I try something and it crashes, I reinstall the image and start over. Any HELP would be greatly appreciated. I am pretty knowledgeable in computers and have tried my best to do this on my own. However, I must admit defeat in getting this OEM procedure to work. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions. My gray matter is totally warped.