Let's just establish it is all for educational purposes. So I've got a custom rig built. KMSpico works but with the tightening of Windows 8 down and configuration I'm running so that RPC is mutilated on purpose...KMSpico crashes a lot. Every few days I have to manually run it. I'd prefer a permanent method if any. So, BIOS mods. Where do we stand on their functionality and can it be done to make Windows 8 think it is licensed? I've got an ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z. I asked in BIOS mods if the latest BIOS to be modded for it. (threads/5865-MSI-AMI-bios-mod-requests-post-here?p=817083) Success...but what did it get me? A bit clueless on this end. Currently running Windows 8 x64 Pro WMC.