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Windows 7: Self Activation!


11 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Self Activation!

I run XP Pro SP3 (Activated) Dual Boot with Windows 7 Pro 64bit and XP Mode (full retail 64 bit version). I was putting off activating the 7 in case I would make some hardware changes over the next week or so. I kept getting the activate warning counting down the days.

When I stopped getting these messages I was curious so hit the activate on line only to be informed that 7 was already activated.

I do not recall entering the number! What is the method to check within the 7 program that it has been activated. Can the number be verified?

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11 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Control Panel\System and Security\System

After going there, check the bottom of the page and see if you have a "Windows is Activated" notification below the "Windows Activation" tab.
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11 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Also, you can retreive your product key using the Magical Jellybean keyfinder.
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11 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
Control Panel\System and Security\System

After going there, check the bottom of the page and see if you have a "Windows is Activated" notification below the "Windows Activation" tab.
It says Windows is activated but the Product ID is nothing like either my XP number or the number that is on the Windows 7 OEM strip on the DVD case.
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11 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Also, you can retreive your product key using the Magical Jellybean keyfinder.
Bill,

Spot on solution. Revealed that the Windows the correct key had been entered.

thanks
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11 May 2010   #6

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi,

Not sure if this helps, but in my Win 7 Enterprise version, I got a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) message.
It had me open a "Command" window as Administrator and run the following line:

slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

(xxxxx... is your key code)

After closing I got the activation complete message.

Ron
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