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License Information for Windows 7

How to See Windows 7 License Information
Published by rsvr85
07 Aug 2009
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How to See Your Windows 7 Licence Information

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This is a fool-proof way to check your Windows 7 licence information using the command prompt, especially handy if you're using an evaluation copy of Windows 7
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Using winver alone doesn't necessarily display the correct expiration date, nor the license status




1. Open a command prompt by pressing the Winkey+R, typing cmd into the address bar and hitting enter.

2. In the command prompt type;
slmgr and hit enter.

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A Windows Script Host will pop up informing you of an invalid combination of command parameters.

In the script host you'll be shown Global Options, Advanced options, Volume Licensing: Key Management Service (KMS) Client options, Volume Licensing: Token-based Activation Options & Volume Licensing: (KMS) Options.

For most, the global options will do. The most frequently used command will be to check the licence status and expiration date.



3. To display the current license information type into the command prompt;
slmgr /dli and hit enter.

4. To display detailed information on the current license type into the command prompt;
slmgr /dlv and hit enter.

5. To display the expiration date for the current license type into the command prompt;
slmgr /xpr and hit enter.

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If an evaluation copy of Windows is being used, the rearm command may be used up to three times to extend the grace period. Grace period, and rearm counts are displayed by using slmgr /dlv

6. To rearm Windows and extend the grace period, in the command prompt, type;
slmgr /rearm and hit enter.

7. Restart your system to apply the changes.

06 Sep 2009   #1
prudhivisekhar

Windows XP and Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Cant we change the key to make it a permanent one?


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06 Sep 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Prudhivisekhar,

I'm not sure of what you mean, but this will show you how to change the product key number to have Windows 7 activated using it instead. If you use a legal valid pruduct key number, then you can make it your permanent one by not having to change it.

Product Key Number - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Oct 2009   #3
JoHn87

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

nice to know this.

thanks m8
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19 Oct 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're welcome JoHn87
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11 Nov 2009   #5
cgrim29588

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for this great tutorial!
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12 Nov 2009   #6
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Very nice tutorial!

Hope to see more tutorials from your hand ;-)

Best regards,

zx81
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12 Nov 2009   #7
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're welcome zx81
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12 Nov 2009   #8
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Great tutorial,

Very useful info.

Thanks M8
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31 Dec 2009   #9
ilps2009

Win7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Prudhivisekhar,

I'm not sure of what you mean, but this will show you how to change the product key number to have Windows 7 activated using it instead. If you use a legal valid pruduct key number, then you can make it your permanent one by not having to change it.

Product Key Number - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Question about the "legal valid product key". Can you enter a valid "Ultimate Upgrade" key? I want to get legal but also want to make sure I buy the version that will allow me to enter a key after the rearm winds down and not require any re-install. If you can enter an "Upgrade", I'm wondering how you would then be required to prove you had the pre-requisite upgrade base product.
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