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EKlei
Beginner
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Custom bios splash screen made windows activation disappear

Hi, I bought an intel nuc NUC7i5BN from a local vendor, the pc was assembled by the vendor and the same for the OS(installed).

I just wanted to put my custom bios according to this guide:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000023875/mini-pcs.html Create a Custom Logo or Splash Screen on Intel® NUC

after following every step, and a couple of restarts later the windows activation stopped working this happened on 5 different pcs(I made the same operation on 5 NUC7i5BNs)

the bios screen was updated with my logo btw.

I contacted Microsoft support, after a couple of failed attempts the Microsoft person offered me to purchase a windows key for a symbolic price.

I did but I have 4 more PCs that don't have activation.

Is there something I can do to get the activation keys back?

-Restore point doesn't work because there isn't one

-The computers were not linked to my Microsoft account.

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AlHill
Super User
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What is the exact/complete model number of your NUC?

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EKlei
Beginner
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Well there was a sticker on the pc with its activation key and it worked

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