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Windows 7: Windows works without unlocking?

28 Oct 2009   #1
IsntChrisL

Windows 7
 
 
Windows works without unlocking?

I finally got the installation to finish but I forgot to write down/print the unlock code. I did save it though. I have it. I pushed "Next" and it worked. Windows 7 appeared. However this has me worried. I figure I should still unlock it since I have the key. Is there a way to bring back up the unlock option?


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28 Oct 2009   #2
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Do you mean Activation? You have the 25digit code? If so, I think it's Control Panel/System & Maintenance/System, on the bottom you will see "Activate Windows Now"...click on it and follow the prompts (I assume you're online!)

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Rod
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28 Oct 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IsntChrisL View Post
I finally got the installation to finish but I forgot to write down/print the unlock code. I did save it though. I have it. I pushed "Next" and it worked. Windows 7 appeared. However this has me worried. I figure I should still unlock it since I have the key. Is there a way to bring back up the unlock option?
That is actually Homegroup

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28 Oct 2009   #4
IsntChrisL

Windows 7
 
 

It was actually what Roddy said, but thanks to both of you. It solved my problem quickly!
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