Hello MDL, I've recently downloaded an Win7 image murphy78 uploaded on tpb. It installed great and it asked me weather I want a clean copy, OEM activated or Pre-activated. I chose Pre-activated, and everything went great. I ran Windows Update, it found only a couple of updates (since I downloaded the latest Win7 version from murphy78 TPB account). I installed all the drivers, and then I went to check System Properties. I opened it up and there on the bottom it said: "29 days to activate. Activate Windows now". I don't understand this. I thought this was the Pre-Activated version. I tried running DAZ loader and it said it can't activate because I installed Windows on a GPT drive or I have a hidden OEM partition and I should reformat my entire drive. However I don't want to reformat, and re-install Windows from scratch. Do you know why it says "X days to activate. Activate Windows now". Is this normal for murphys Win7 releases or should I reformat?