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Windows 7: Activating the retail of Windows 7 - how?

12 Oct 2009   #11
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Undeadish welcome to SevenForums hope that you enjoy your Windows 7 install. We have lots of tutorials here.Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
My fav dealing with the context menu is Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
Hope you have a good stay here on SF


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12 Oct 2009   #12
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Undeadish View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
how about start/right click computer/properties, bottom left of the window
Thank you so much! When I went there it said my product key was "00000-00000-00000-00000-00000". This worked! Thanks so much!

I'm going to enjoy being a part of this community now that my Windows is activated

EDIT:
One last thing, I really don't want to start a new topic just for this as I already mentioned this earlier. Is it possible to edit the name of context menu items? Fx "Control Panel" to "Kontrolpanel" seeing it as I am Danish? Thanks.
You may find this in here Customization - Windows 7 Forums
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12 Oct 2009   #13
Undeadish

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Undeadish welcome to SevenForums hope that you enjoy your Windows 7 install. We have lots of tutorials here.Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
My fav dealing with the context menu is Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
Hope you have a good stay here on SF
Thank you I'll look into that!
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12 Oct 2009   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The problem with enterprise versions of Microsoft Software is they are normally designed to operate in conjunction with a licensing server which is located at the enterprise - It may be this check that is failing in your case _ check with your IT manager at work as you may have to attach your system to the company network before the system will allow you to proceed
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12 Oct 2009   #15
liquidguru

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
good 1 myzr7

I actually didn't think you could activate Enterprise edition at home.
You can. If you have a Volume Licensing agreement you can either use a KMS key (where you need to authenticate against your server) or you can get a MAK key which will activate Windows 7 from anywhere
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12 Oct 2009   #16
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Thanks for the info liquid,

Should he be cautious of changing hardware or doing clean installs? Since he's using this at home, I'm not sure that he'll be able to renew the license if he ever ran out of activations.
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12 Oct 2009   #17
liquidguru

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Thanks for the info liquid,

Should he be cautious of changing hardware or doing clean installs? Since he's using this at home, I'm not sure that he'll be able to renew the license if he ever ran out of activations.
You're welcome

If he has used a MAK key there will be a certain amount of activations allowed for the key (say 5000), but the admin will know how many. Every time you re-install windows, even on the same machine with the same hardware, and use the same MAK it will register as another key used. So if there are just a few activations on your MAK you need to watch out.

The MAK and the KMS keys are not included with the Windows 7 ISO you download from your Volume License area. There are different ISO downloads of Enterprise depending on whether you will use it with a KMS key or a MAK key. You have to go to your admin to get the correct key and activate Windows in the normal way described in this thread.
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12 Oct 2009   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

For future reference, the comments about discussing illegal activites came from your mentions of finding a registry tweak. There's no logical reason to be mucking around in the registry if you are trying to activate a legit copy...and that's what led people to think this. As you found out, activating was a very simple process, found right in the properties of the Computer icon on your desktop....same place it was with Vista.
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