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Product Key Number - Change

How to Change the Product Key Number in Windows 7
Published by Brink
29 Jul 2009
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How to Change the Product Key Number in Windows 7

information   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   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)
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5. Under the Windows activation section at the bottom, click on the Change product key link. (See screenshot below)
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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)
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7. If activation was successful, then click on the Close button. (See screenshot below)

Note   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.

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8. Windows 7 is now activated and genuine with the new product key number. (See screenshot below)
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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








29 Jul 2009   #1
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, sorry Chris. Typo fixed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, sorry Chris. Typo fixed.
no need to be sorry...as long as it is out there that is what matters
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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29 Jul 2009   #4
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

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

theoretically...

Graphics quite good, too...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #5
eezdva

Windows 7
 
 

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #7
eezdva

Windows 7
 
 

it's pity cause after I will install the English language pack anyways
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2010   #8
kampinas

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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