I recently bought a new computer, worked with it for a couple of weeks and had a failure of the primary hard disk.
I decided to install one of my IDE hard disks which I have left over from other times and installed a copy of Vista Home Premium from a MS DVD which I have. I did so on February 15, 2010.
A couple of days later, I got myself a new SATA HDD from my favorite store, installed that one as well and reconfigured the BIOS to boot from the new HDD. I put Windows 7 professional on this machine.
The Vista environment on the IDE HDD is still available for me if I change the HDD preference in the bios. I do so occasionally, especially as I didn’t bother to install iTunes on the Win 7 machine.
Interestingly enough, SLMGR tells me that my Vista grace period expires on March 22nd, 2010, although I’m pretty sure I installed the OS on Feb 16th.
Why is that? Do I now have a 34-days grace period?
Can I extend that grace period with the rearm command as I used to do back in 2007? I have SP 2 installed in the Vista environment.
Any help is appreciated.