I'm having a weird issue that I've never come across before. I recently upgraded all of my company computers, and we're doing a training in social media for some of our Board of Directors. I picked the nicest 13 laptops from our recently returned models, and planned to use them for the training before selling to staff or recycling them.
Those laptops contained employee info, so I planned to wipe them clean and install a plain, new version of Windows 7. However, I'm seeing the activation is suddenly giving me a 3 day timer instead of 30. I followed my normal routine of using the slmgr to reset it, and that isn't working. I reboot, and the timer still says 3 days. I'm not going to burn activations on these computers, because after next week, they will be wiped clean again, and will have their individual Vista installs put back with their valid licenses. I've never encountered this issue, where I couldn't extend the timer with the rearm. What's going on here?