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    Product Key Number - Change

    How to Change the Product Key Number in Windows 7
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    How to Change the Product Key Number in Windows 7

       Information
    This will show you how to change the product key number in Windows 7 so that you can use another product key number to activate your Windows 7 with instead.

    This can be helpful if you have entered the incorrect or no product key number during installation, or you just wanted to use a different product key number instead.

    You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to change the product key number.

       Note
    You can only use a product key number for the same Windows 7 edition that you currently have installed. For example, you cannot change the product key number in Windows 7 Home Premium with a Windows 7 Ultimate product key number.





    OPTION ONE

    To Change Product Key Number in "Windows Activation" Wizard


    1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for how you would like to open Windows Activation wizard.

    2. Open an elevated command prompt, type the command below, and go to step 6 below.
    slui.exe 3
    3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click on the System icon, and go to step 5 below.
    4. Open the Start Menu, right click on the Computer button, click on Properties, and go to step 5 below. (See screenshot below)
    Product Key Number - Change-start_menu-computer.jpg
    5. Under the Windows activation section at the bottom, click on the Change product key link. (See screenshot below)
    Product Key Number - Change-system.jpg
    6. Type in your new valid Windows 7 product key number that you want to change it to, and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
    Product Key Number - Change-enter_key.jpg
    7. If activation was successful, then click on the Close button. (See screenshot below)

       Note
    If the product key is found to be non-genuine, or not valid, it's likely that the product key is either being used on another computer or is counterfeit. For more information about genuine Windows, go to the genuine Windows website.

    Product Key Number - Change-invalid.jpg


    Product Key Number - Change-activated.jpg
    8. Windows 7 is now activated and genuine with the new product key number. (See screenshot below)
    Product Key Number - Change-system_activated.jpg



    OPTION TWO

    To Change Product Key Number in a Command Prompt


    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. In the elevated command prompt, type in the command below and press enter.
    NOTE: Substitute XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX in ths command below with your actual product key number with dashes instead.
    slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
    3. In the elevated command prompt, type in the command below to activate your Windows 7 with this new product key number and press enter.
    slmgr.vbs /ato
    4. Close the elevated command prompt.
    That's it,
    Shawn











  1. Posts : 5,807
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
       #1

    Grr...I was about to post one on this Shawn!

    Anyways you have a typo concerning talks about Vista at the top...second info tag
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  2. Posts : 70,187
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    LOL, sorry Chris. Typo fixed.
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  3. Posts : 5,807
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
       #3

    Brink said:
    LOL, sorry Chris. Typo fixed.
    no need to be sorry...as long as it is out there that is what matters
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  4. Posts : 1,112
    XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
       #4

    Interesting tutorial, considering that no-one has any product keys, yet,

    theoretically...

    Graphics quite good, too...
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  5. Posts : 16
    Windows 7
       #5

    Ok I am on a trial right now. Which is English. I will get a Dutch windows version RTM. You think I can use the dutch key?
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  6. Posts : 70,187
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Eexdva,

    You can try, but I believe that it will need to also be a Dutch version installed to use the Dutch key to activate it.
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  7. Posts : 16
    Windows 7
       #7

    it's pity cause after I will install the English language pack anyways
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  8. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #8

    I have some kind of windows 7 version that even if I have them activated, the option change product key is not displayed at My Computer-Properties. And I want to change it. The command "slmgr.vbs -ipk" is not working. What should I do? Enlighten me please.
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  9. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #9

    Where did you get this copy of Windows from???
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