Windows 7 Activation

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnRxNWSjG8M&feature=youtu.be for a video tutorial! 🙂

Important!

If online activation does not work, use the automated phone system to activate Windows.

You must activate Windows within 30 days of installation. Activation helps verify that Windows on your computer is genuine and hasn’t been used on more computers than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow. In this way, activation helps prevent software counterfeiting. For more information, see Activating Windows 7: frequently asked questions.

Activate using the Internet

When you begin the activation process, Windows tries to detect an Internet connection. If one is found, you can activate online. If you use a modem to connect to the Internet but aren’t currently online, you’ll have the option to activate using a modem.
To activate by using a direct connection

1. Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking Activate Windows now.‌

2. If Windows detects an Internet connection, click Activate Windows online now. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3. Type your Windows 7 product key when prompted, click Next, and then follow the instructions.

 

Activate using the telephone

If Windows isn’t able to activate online, you’ll have the option to activate Windows 7 using an automated phone system.

1. Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking Activate Windows now.‌

2. Click Show me other ways to activate.

3. Type your Windows 7 product key, and then click Next.

4. Click Use the automated phone system. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

5. Click the location nearest you from the drop-down list, and then click Next.

6. Call one of the available phone numbers listed. An automated system will guide you through the activation process.

7. When prompted, enter the installation ID that’s listed on your screen into your phone’s keypad.

8. Write down the confirmation ID that the phone system gives you.

9. Type the confirmation ID into the space provided under Step 3 in the activation dialog, click Next, and then follow the instructions.

10. If activation isn’t successful, stay on the line to be transferred to a customer service representative who can assist you.