Re: GA-73PVM-S2H - BIOS freezes after update.
My initial guess would had been that the cmos battery was dead before updating the Bios... but now that you are where you are, if you have another power supply or can borrow one I'd try that as... Flaking power supply can cause what you are seeing.
as for the MS software, as long as you have the installation CD/DVD's and the activation codes, the software is yours and you will be able to activate on any new system you get if need be.
OS = Win7 64 Bit
CPU = i7-980X @ 3.8Ghz 166x23 cooled ba a Corsair H100
Mem = 6GB 2000Mhz Kingston HyperX running at 2044Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-1T
MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
MB = EVGA X58 Classified3
GPU = 2x EVGA 580GTX 1.5GB in SLI
HD = 3x Intel 40GB X25-V in Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
Storage = 500 GB WD
PSU = Corwair TX950W
Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945
HTPC / Home Server
OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
CPU = AMD 1090T
Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
GPU- EVGA GT210
HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
PSU = Corsair TX750
Case = Too embarrassed to mention.
Benching MB's... Asus P5Q and Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7... too many CPU's and RAM sticks to list. :)