I've been a great admirer of this forum, as I have received help inserting SLP activation for my stationary Asus mobo. Today, just for fun, I ran the OEMBIOS.EXE utility on my Asus laptop. (Z99H model with A8HE mobo) This laptop haven't been modified in any way,and did not come with Windows pre-installed. Despite that, when i run the OEMBIOS.EXE utility, I get this: C:\bios>oembios.exe Windows XP OEMBIOS Test v1.0/168/66 (C) 2007 severach @ msfn forums F:Asus OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=B20C65BF These Royalty OEM install CD's should preactivate (SLP) on your system. Lines starting with E: are not reliably detected when running under Windows Press Enter! How can that be? I definitively didn't pay for Windows on it...(nobody does in Thailand) Laptop bought in Thailand about 2 years ago. Am I just a happy camper or ?