I installed RC1 and did not input the activation key. The desktop told me that I was running in evaluation mode, which is normal. I then went in and activated Windows with my key. Activation showed as successful, but my desktop is still telling me that I am in eval mode. Is there a way to verify the true mode? If I go back into my activation screen, it simply tells me that activation is successful without having to enter the key... because I already have. So it APPEARS to be good, but the desktop indicates otherwise. I don't mind reinstalling, but if I am going to have to, I just want to do it now rather than after I get everything installed and configured. Thoughts?