i have a problem here i think.
i had a legit key that i purchased, it was a 1 time use tech key, i knew that when i bought it i could only activate it once, after that i would ether have to re-buy a key or use an imaged backup if i created one.
well i finally got around to using the key, installed windows etc waited on the key until i had the system updates installed and did all the window updates, i let all the updates go through as i was not expecting any issues since this was a valid key.
well got to the point i wanted to activate and make a backup image.
was goign through the activation and got a message the key was blocked. no real problem i thought, same thing happened every time i installed Microsoft office i purchased through the work plan.
called up gave the numbers it wanted, but this time they couldn't give an activation key/sequence in return becasue they could not verify this was a valid product.
this was a tech download, not any build that had been altered in anyway.
so i thought ok i'd contact where i purchased the key from and such no big deal, then i noticed the time remaining.
3 days, i just installed this on a newly formatted hard drive, not sure what happened to the 30 day trial.
then i though ok, there's a rearming that can be done a few times.
found the directions on how to rearm.
restarted the pc
still says 3 days left
using direction here i did the windows script host and checked the registry.
the registry shows a 0 like it said too.
ran the script host thing and got some of this info
software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514
description: windows operating system- windows (r) retail channel
license status: initial grace period
time remaining: 43200 minutes (30 days)
remaining windows rearm count: 2
trusted time: 10/14/12 1:01:09am
so by that it looks like the rearm worked but the system info still says 3 days
hopefully i can get it resolved in those 3 days just in case
don't want to use any loaders or workarounds at this point because i want the os system install to remain unaltered at this point in case i get a new key.
so do you all think i should worry about the 3 days it says or trust the script host saying i have 30 days plus two more re-arms left?