Activate Windows 7

by Dinesh 2012-09-25 10:12:31

Activate Windows 7
Activate using the Internet
When you begin the activation process, Windows tries to detect an Internet connection. If one is found, you can activate online. If you use a modem to connect to the Internet but aren't currently online, you'll have the option to activate using a modem.

To activate by using a direct connection:

  • Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking Activate Windows now.‌

  • If Windows detects an Internet connection, click Activate Windows online now. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • Type your Windows 7 product key when prompted, click Next, and then follow the instructions.



  • To activate by using a modem:

  • Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking Activate Windows now.‌

  • Click Show me other ways to activate.

  • Type your Windows 7 product key, and then click Next.

  • Click Use my modem to connect directly to the activation service. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • Click the location nearest you from the drop-down list, click Next, and then follow the instructions.

    Activate using the telephone:

    If Windows isn't able to activate online, you'll have the option to activate Windows 7 using an automated phone system.

  • Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button of right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking Activate Windows now.

  • Click Show me other ways to activate.

  • Type your Windows 7 product key, and then click Next.

  • Click Use the automated phone system. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • Click the location nearest you from the drop-down list, and then click Next.

  • Call one of the available phone numbers listed. An automated system will guide you through the activation process.

  • When prompted, enter the installation ID that's listed on your screen into your phone's keypad.

  • Write down the confirmation ID that the phone system gives you.

  • Type the confirmation ID into the space provided under Step 3 in the activation dialog, click Next, and then follow the instructions.


  • If activation isn't successful, stay on the line to be transferred to a customer service representative who can assist you.
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