Original post by: Luis Flores ,
I think it's more of a privacy or security issue. I mean the idea of paying $175.00 would deter me from doing the same. All jokes aside the reason you would have to send it in, is because if you're the owner then the responsibility of storing the receipt and registering the product is in your hands and should not be a problem to present as proof of purchase, otherwise it seems you may be trying to maliciously force your way past the BIOS. You can probably find some shady guy in a PC repair shop who can do it for a few bucks. I do apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but that answer doesn't belong on here. Good Luck.