I have quite a few questions and I hope someone can explain it to me. I'm using a certain setup right now. 2 HDD's 500 GB Win7x64 80GB WinXPSP3 Installed them in that order, installed all updates for win7, installed windows 7 loader by daz, installed xp. used easybcd to restore win7 mbr. added entry for xp the I found that my win7 was not activated anymore. Is there a way that when I restore my MBR ( In cases wherein I have to reinstall XP, because of massive beta testing) I won't get deactivated? What will be the consequence if I get deactivated say 30 days from now? will that count as the "30 days activation period" ? will i not be able to log on anymore? or will it still stay at 30 days because i was activated until i had to reformat xp? do i have other options and what would be the easiest setup for me? i hope someone can answer me. thanks for your time mates.