How to activate Windows 7

As we all already know, most of us use the downloaded Windows rather than purchased (original). It’s not very good, but profitable. Of course, why buy the operating system Windows, if easily and for free you can find it on the Internet! Spišu to disappoint you that downloading Windows is only half the battle, it must activate as it should.

Before installing in the bottom right of the screen you will see a text box with the text “your copy of Windows 7 is not genuine build 7601”. Know that this inscription you not delighted windows 7 pro key but there is a solution to this problem!

In this article I will show you how to activate Windows 7 using one of useful utilities. Well let’s activate Windows? Let’s go!

Before installing

If you have previously installed any Windows 7 activators, recommend delete them for the correct Windows product activation.

If you do not know how to properly remove buy windows 7 product key previously installed activators, see below.

Go to Control Panel-folder options-> > looks like this:

Uncheck item “Hide extensions for known file types”.
Set the check box for the option “Show hidden files, folders and drives.
Once completed these steps, click OK.

Once again, go to Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Services > > and looking for a service under the name “software protection”, click the right mouse button on it and select “stop”. (If this is not done, then in the next paragraph, you may not be able to delete the necessary files)
Need to find 2 hidden file in C:/Windows/System32/folder with an unusual expansion. C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0 you want to boldly delete. (If you can’t find them then you can use the search).
After successfully deleting files, perform again 1 item Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit OEM System Builder DVD only this time you need to enable the “software protection”.
Now we can proceed to installing the Activator.


Download the utility from this link-> (cheap Windows 7 Activator).
Install it. (It is activated within 5-10 minutes, so do not pay attention to it).
I recommend to turn off Windows automatic updating. (Not required)
To make sure that your Windows is successfully activated, go to control panel-> system and security-and look at System > bottom. There you should have written Windows product activation completed.

The key is not suitable when installing Windows 8.1

If you have a license of Windows 8 or just key for it, you can easily download from the download page on the Microsoft site and perform a clean installation on a computer. However, with Windows 8.1 all on easy.

Firstly, if you try to download Windows 8.1 by entering the key from Windows 8 (it should be noted that in some cases it is not necessary to enter), you have it will not work. The solution to this problem I described here. Secondly, if you decide to perform a clean installation of Windows 8.1 on laptop or computer, Windows 8 key just will not work.

The solution to the problem I found on the English site, itself not tested (UPD: checked for Windows 8.1 Pro VSE is installed), and am therefore Windows 8.1 Standard product Key as is. Judging by the comments in the source is running. However, all described for Windows 8.1 Pro, will this work in the case of OEM versions and keys — is unknown. If someone will please post in the comments.

First of all, download the Windows 5.0 from Microsoft’s website (if you have difficulty with this, see the link that was in the second paragraph of this article) and, ideally, make a bootable USB flash drive containing the installation wizard prompts you to himself. Boot Flash easier and faster. You can all turn and with the ISO, but harder (in short: we need to unpack the ISO, to do what is described below and recreate the ISO using Windows ADK for Windows 8.1).

Once the distribution is ready, create a text file ei.cfg to read as follows:

After that, you can boot from the created installation USB drive and if you will not be asked to enter a key. That is, you can perform a clean installation of Windows 8.1 and to enter the key you will have 30 days. At the same time, after installation, activation with a product license key from Windows 8 passes. Can also be useful article deploying Windows 8.1

P.s. read that you can remove the two upper rows of ei.cfg file, if you have the professional version of the OS, in this case you can choose between different versions of Windows installed 8.1 and, respectively, for the subsequent successful activation you should choose the one that is key.