Hi, i have been flashing sae hardware computers for a while now with windows 7 on them and had no issue with licensing so far. (32bit win7)
I configure one computer that comes with the Win7 32bit preinstalled, image it and then paste the image to the other computers and they keep the "activated" status just fine. But now, with the release of SP1, the ones i have been buying dont yet have win7sp1 preinstalled, so I downloaded the Windows 7 pro 64bit (x64 to take advantage of the extra ram installed) from the microsoft licensing webpage. Installed it, configured it, activated it using the serial the machine comes with, it activates successfully, no problem there.
Then i image that computer, and paste the image to the other exact computer and when i log in, its not retaining the licensing like before. I get the 3days left until activation and makes me activate by phone, or retype another key. if i put another key, it works fine. but i want to avoid doing that. i want it to be like before.
what am i missing with this new setup im doing? (sp1 + x64 iso)