Wat actually works and they shutdown mods and loaders? With the new approach and possibly EFI it is going to get tougher. I think that bios mods are going to be the next priority and I think it is going to become very difficult if not impossible to defeat the SLP with bios mods. I think loaders will eventually be the only method that works. Question is, if I am right what will you do? My suggestion is this, the very nature of the people who frequent this place means that you are the type of person who loves to beta test, and play with windows for the sake of playing with it. If it gets to that point I suggest you buy a technet or msdn account, maybe even pool together with a friend or two to make it cheaper. I know this will be an unpopular question, but think about it. They have already managed to make the preactivated disks the mass producers sell on ebay useless, won't take long before word gets out and most people stop buying them. It has been discussed ad-naseum that bios mods and mismatches are easy to spot, they put that function there for a reason. I think it is going to come down to how well a person can mod their board or how good Daz's loader can lie to WAT. Wanted to ad that there will probably be shady shop owners who are selling bios modded computers or using loaders will be going to jail when MS catches up to them. I shop owner here, many years ago was caught selling MFE editions and OEM editions as full retail, they didn't lock him up but made him agree to never operate a computer shop again.