Hi there, I'm fighting with security essentials for a few weeks already, I bought my mother a laptop but because her first language is not english, I installed a localized version and had to use a activator as M$ doesn't provide language pack for home premium and the problems the hack for language packs can cause makes the situation even worse for a laptop that is 8000 miles away now. I've blocked that spynet hosts but seems now security essentials somehow is getting the windows key to compare with their database or even something else being sent to M$. Well, the laptop has the DAZ 1.8 loader working absolutely fine, on system it says windows activated and everything runs fine and that new update to kill the loaders was not installed. Is there a work around for security essentials? It's a shame I can't use it because I changed the language but it needs to be in this way. Please give me some advice if possible, thanks!