Hi everyone, long time lurker, first time poster. I have a Gateway m6881, originally came with vista, had to install 7 I flashed the BIOS using this mod by busykid forums.mydigitallife**** /threads/7066-Phoenix-Bios-Mod-SLIC-2.1-94.28-for-Gateway-(multiple-models)?p=112232&viewfull=1#post112232 Flash completed fine, SLIC toolkit 3.2 reports that there is SLIC 2.1 and everything is ok. When I try to activate 7 ultimate it gets flagged as pirated after some updates. I use the HP cert file, tried several serials, nothing works. Tried installing from an SP1 dvd, original retail release DVD followed by MS's SP1 upgrade, activated status doesn't last even 1 day. I don't know what if anything I am doing wrong. Any ideas?