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How to activate a Windows 7 license

10/31/2019
RB Rosabella
  1. Introduction

    When you purchase Windows 7 or a new PC with Windows 7, you must activate it with a license key to legitimize the use of Microsoft's operating system. This activation can take place in two different ways: by internet (online) or by telephone.

  2. Steps to to activate a Windows 7 license:

    • Activate Online:

      1. Right-click Computer and choose "Properties."

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      2. At the bottom of the window, click on « change product key »

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      3. Type your product key that contains the 25 characters and that you have received via email. Click on Next, then choose «Activate Online Now ».

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      4. Now you can see that the product key is being verified.

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      5. Follow the steps above to successfully activate. Otherwise it is possible to activate your product by telephone.

    • Activation by Phone:

      1. Click Start --->> All Programs >> Accessories --->> System Tools --->> "Enable Windows".

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      2. Select use « the automated phone system to activate »

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      3. Then you have to select your country and click on next.

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      4. A new window appears showing a free phone number that you need to call from your phone.

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      5. An ID (identifier) is displayed automatically

      6. Follow the instructions given to you to enter the installation ID.

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      7. Enter the Confirmation ID given to you by phone

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      Click on next and the activation will be completed successfully

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