i Recently bought a dell server for testing purpose. It did not come with an OS of its own. I went ahead and Download Win 2008 server from Piratebay. Exact Link is here thepiratebay . org/torrent/5033848/Microsoft_Windows_Server_2008_R2_x64_RTM_International_Multilang i installed the server and everything went smoothly. After the whole thing is done i am trying to activate it using DAZ loader it says its done and should restart but after restarting aswell the status shows Not activated. I have entered any key or anything. DAZ loader identifies it as Dell which is Correct but doesnt activate. When i right click My Computer and go to properties i see 3 Days until autoamtic activation. Activate Windows Now. Product ID : 00477-OEM-8400101-10502 I ran the OEM Bios tool under dos and it gave me this info FELL SYSTEM OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=63875D1F FELL SYSTEM OEMBISO.CAT CRC=B6F0EEFB My Bios Number is 1.0.5 and i cant see any SLP under Bios. I looked in the thread forums.mydigitallife . info/threads/3486-How-do-OEMs-like-Dell-license-their-machinesall-about-asset-tags and did the asset thing both 31 and 34, it says manufacturing mode but after rebooting again it says its not activated. What do i do now? how do i go about activating the windows 2008 server R2. any help will be appreciated.