Windows 7 activation

Started Mar 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Michael Fritzen Veteran Member • Posts: 5,078
Re: Windows 7 activation

Bob Collette wrote:

Windows Vista and newer (Win7 & 8) allow the user to easily change the product key. Here's how to do it:

1) Click the Start button, right-click on Computer, and select Properties. A dialog window will appear with information about the system.

2) Scroll to the bottom of the dialog window to the area where it tells you about Windows activation. To the right of the Product ID you should see "Change product key" in blue lettering. Click this to enter the correct key and try to activate Windows.


thanks for the reply. As far as I remember that's also what it says on MS' site but was puzzling me is the fact that there's no saying "Change product key" but simply the logo of "original Microsoft" as if it had been tested and confirmed. But then again at starting the notebook there's always a message appearing that it's not original - what is right because the shown product key on the page you mentioned isn't the proper one for the machine.

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