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  • just came back from windows 10 to windows 7

    and the windows asking me for a activation key i need help plz :'(

    Friday, September 25, 2015 6:54 PM

Answers

  • You upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. If your Windows 7 is genuine then use Windows 7 product key to activate.

    If you have forgotten the key then try using https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ and make a note of the key. If that too fails then try getting in contact with Microsoft Customer Support.

    Further help and support:Activate Windows on this computer


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP


    • Edited by S.SenguptaMVP Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:02 AM
    • Proposed as answer by jim-xu Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:33 AM
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:02 AM
  • Locate the product key sticker on your Desktop (usually the case cover) or on the bottom of your laptop (sometimes inside the battery case, you may need to remove the battery). Use this key to re-activate Windows as follows:

    How to Change Windows 7 Product Key

    http://www.windowsvalley.com/how-to-change-product-key-in-windows-7-and-windows-vista/

    Also: http://www.blogsdna.com/2233/how-to-change-windows-7-product-key.htm


    Alternative Method - Step by Step:

    Click on the Windows 7 Start Button

    Go to All Programs/Accessories

    Next right on Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator" from the menu.

    Now type following at the command prompt:

    slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (where XXXXX-XXXXX-... is your key)

    Finally activate windows after changing the key, at the command prompt enter: slmgr.vbs -ato

     

    If activation still does not work try the following:

    1) Click Start, and in the Search box type: slui.exe 4

    2) Next press the 'ENTER' key

    3) Select your 'Country' from the list.

    4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.

    5) Stay on the phone *** do not select/press any options *** and wait for a person to help you.

    6) Explain your problem clearly to the support person.

    7) The support person should give you a confirmation ID, copy it down on paper,

    8) Verify the ID is correct by reading back to the support person.

    9) Enter the ID number and click 'Next' to finish the activation process.

     

    ---------------------------- Alternatives -------------------------------------

     

    To activate using the telephone

    1.Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties,

    and then clicking Activate Windows now.?

    2.Click Show me other ways to activate.

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

    4.Click Use the automated phone system and then click Next.

    If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

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

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

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

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

    9.Under Step 3, type the confirmation ID into the spaces provided, click Next, and then follow the instructions.

    10.If activation isn't successful, stay on the line to be transferred to a product activation agent who can assist you.

     

    Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx

    (This site is for Volume License Activation but if you call they will help you)

     

    The phone number you called does not work:

    Microsoft Wordwide contacts: http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/default.aspx

    J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com


    Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help.

    • Proposed as answer by jim-xu Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:34 AM
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:19 AM

All replies

  • You upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. If your Windows 7 is genuine then use Windows 7 product key to activate.

    If you have forgotten the key then try using https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ and make a note of the key. If that too fails then try getting in contact with Microsoft Customer Support.

    Further help and support:Activate Windows on this computer


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP


    • Edited by S.SenguptaMVP Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:02 AM
    • Proposed as answer by jim-xu Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:33 AM
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:02 AM
  • Locate the product key sticker on your Desktop (usually the case cover) or on the bottom of your laptop (sometimes inside the battery case, you may need to remove the battery). Use this key to re-activate Windows as follows:

    How to Change Windows 7 Product Key

    http://www.windowsvalley.com/how-to-change-product-key-in-windows-7-and-windows-vista/

    Also: http://www.blogsdna.com/2233/how-to-change-windows-7-product-key.htm


    Alternative Method - Step by Step:

    Click on the Windows 7 Start Button

    Go to All Programs/Accessories

    Next right on Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator" from the menu.

    Now type following at the command prompt:

    slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (where XXXXX-XXXXX-... is your key)

    Finally activate windows after changing the key, at the command prompt enter: slmgr.vbs -ato

     

    If activation still does not work try the following:

    1) Click Start, and in the Search box type: slui.exe 4

    2) Next press the 'ENTER' key

    3) Select your 'Country' from the list.

    4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.

    5) Stay on the phone *** do not select/press any options *** and wait for a person to help you.

    6) Explain your problem clearly to the support person.

    7) The support person should give you a confirmation ID, copy it down on paper,

    8) Verify the ID is correct by reading back to the support person.

    9) Enter the ID number and click 'Next' to finish the activation process.

     

    ---------------------------- Alternatives -------------------------------------

     

    To activate using the telephone

    1.Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties,

    and then clicking Activate Windows now.?

    2.Click Show me other ways to activate.

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

    4.Click Use the automated phone system and then click Next.

    If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

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

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

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

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

    9.Under Step 3, type the confirmation ID into the spaces provided, click Next, and then follow the instructions.

    10.If activation isn't successful, stay on the line to be transferred to a product activation agent who can assist you.

     

    Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx

    (This site is for Volume License Activation but if you call they will help you)

     

    The phone number you called does not work:

    Microsoft Wordwide contacts: http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/default.aspx

    J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com


    Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help.

    • Proposed as answer by jim-xu Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:34 AM
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:19 AM