I installed W7 Pro on my friend's PC with the disk from ASKVG. We are upgrading it from XP and the compatibility tool says it's ok but Aero won't work which is not a problem to us. Windows is currently running ok and installing updates but occasionally pops up the "Not Genuine" box. The plan is to rearm the grace period until the end and then he will then buy it but Command does not recognise the rearm -slmgr command and the bottom of the Computer Properties page is empty where the activation details should be like I've reproduced here from mine with an image program:
Could this be a BIOS problem or something else? We are just testing this out to make sure there will be no problems before he buys it.