Hey guys... so today I stupidly ran a Windows Anytime Upgrade with one of the SLP keys. I purchased my computer from a small business manufacturer which gave me an OEM key for Home Premium, but I thought I might take my chances with trying one of the SLP keys from a more known manufacturer or under the "other" section for Windows 7 Ultimate. I thought it worked since the upgrade finished successfully. However, it would only be after the upgrade when I checked "System" under Control Panel and saw it converted my purchased and legit activated Home Premium to now an Unactivated (3 days remaining to activate) Ultimate Version. Now, I'm stuck with only three good options I can think of and need your help!! First, I am not going to use Daz's loader. Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm not interested in using it for various reasons I've read. Second, I want to avoid doing any form of clean install if at all possible. 1) Set Windows 7 Ultimate to Trial Mode... HOW? How do I do this? I would like to run Trilogy and get 30 days remaining and keep re-arming. Currently it only says 3 days remaining until automatic activation. What are the steps that must be made to use Trilogy infinitely? 2) Purchase Windows 8 Pro Upgrade using Windows Upgrade Advisor -- My big question is -- will it be able to upgrade from a now non-authenticated version of Windows 7 Ultimate (saying 3 days left to automatically activate) to an activated Windows 8 Pro? Or will I have to downgrade back to Windows 7 Home Premium somehow (see #3 below)? 3) Downgrade back to my activated Windows 7 Home Premium... is this possible without doing a clean install again? Thanks for the assistance.