I lurked here and read everything I could find and understood at least some of it. I downloaded the Win 7 ISO and made a bootable USB drive and installed. I could not get it to vaidate. I read some more and made a change and it worked. Here is what I did that worked, leaving out all the stuff that didn't work. I have an Asus P5E3 mobo so I downloaded a moded BIOS and installed it with the Asus bios flash utility. I checked with SLIC Dump Toolkit to confirm I have SLIC 2.1, Yes it is there for an Asus Notebook I downloaded the OEM file for Asus Ultimate and manually placed it ($OEM$) in the Sources file on the USB drive. I did a clean install and with not much interaction from me it loaded, including Key and Certificate. I unplugged the internet to make sure it could not phone home, which as it turns out I did not need to do. In about half an hour I have a fully activated Win 7 install that shows it is Genuine. I want to thank all who have contributed here....Thank You!!