I just noticed that some games that i downloaded from steam have a 15 machine activation limit. Does anyone know if that is consecutive or total? I'd hate to be lose my games after 15 re-formats of my drive, which i do quite regularly. If it's a total of 15 activations, is there a way around this? E.g. could i e-mail anyone to get the game activation re-set or am i stuck with a game of a limited lifetime? i found these 2 faq's for one of my games (below) but they don't mention whether revoking a licence and un-installing the secure-rom protection would bring my "activation count" back up. https://support.securom.com/rockstarunlock/GTA_EFLC/index.php?c=revoke https://support.securom.com/rockstarunlock/GTA_EFLC/index.php?c=component Anyone have any experience with this? What happens if my mobo/HD/Video card dies or my OS gets corrupted and i can not uninstall, do i lose that activation and have to use another one? Edit - I'm also really confused about the games for windows live software... i log in with my hotmail e-mail address and then it appears i have a username, but it is pretty random and not something i chose, is there anyway to change this?