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  • I was using pirated windows 7 premium previously then i was tired with all kind of notification like resolve issue. Now I bought new Home premium cd from amazon and want to put that key. I dont want to reinstall entire new OS because of lots of my important data are there. And I already try win + break key short cut but i couldnt found any place to put windows 7 key . So please help me. If you need any other information then let me know. Thanks in advance
    Monday, June 13, 2011 11:01 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    Can you right -click on "my Computer" and choose properties

    under the Windows Activation section is there an option to Change Product key"

     

    Otherwise You can change the product key using command line.

    Open an elevated cmd prompt and run slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Monday, July 11, 2011 7:32 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 5:01 PM

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  • Hello,

    you may try to perform a repair install of your OS. You will be queried to add the activation key.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

     


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    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 7:12 AM
  • Hello,

    Can you right -click on "my Computer" and choose properties

    under the Windows Activation section is there an option to Change Product key"

     

    Otherwise You can change the product key using command line.

    Open an elevated cmd prompt and run slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Monday, July 11, 2011 7:32 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 5:01 PM
  • Thank you very much. I do have one more question. One of my friend using his one windows 7 home premium key in two pc....so i wondering what gonna happen if he use in 2 pc??
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:47 PM
  • It is a piracy!

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:46 AM
  • I dont know about that but I do know is like I am using GENUINE windows........Proud to be a GENUINE user

    Friday, June 17, 2011 5:55 PM