Solved

Updating Windows 7 Product ID

Posted on 2013-05-22
2
642 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-22
Say,

We have installed Windows 7 with a product ID that has already been used on another PC. We subsequently found the Product ID of the particular PC which we needed the ID for at first underneath the PC. We would like to apply this product ID now that we have found it - because also windows is complaining that its not a genuine product. Kindly please provide simplified steps of instructions for a beginner to apply these settings without much sophistication.

TX
0
Comment
Question by:shaunwingin
2 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
Haresh Nikumbh earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Click on Start button.

Click on Computer to open Computer folder and then click on System Properties on the taskbar.

Tip: Alternative way to access System Properties page is by right clicking on Computer and then select Properties, or via Control Panel -> System and Security -> System.

In the “Windows activation” section, click on the Change product key link. If User Account Control (UAC) prompts for administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click on the Continue.

In the “Product Key” text box, type in the new product key, and click on the Next button. If User Account Control (UAC) prompts for administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click on the Continue.

Windows will attempt to activate online with the new product key, or display Windows Activation Wizard which user can follow to complete the activation process.


http://pcsupport.about.com/od/osproductkeys/ht/change-windows-7-key.htm
0
 
LVL 87

Assisted Solution

by:rindi
rindi earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Of course the above instructions will only work if you have installed the windows 7 type that corresponds to that product key. For example, if the product key is for windows 7 home premium, and you have installed Windows 7 Pro, you will only be able to use the proper key if you re-install windows 7 home premium. But if you have already installed Windows 7 home premium it should work. In some cases you may have to call the m$ activation service.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
The use of stolen credentials is a hot commodity this year allowing threat actors to move laterally within the network in order to avoid breach detection.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to change your appearance and customize your Windows 7 interface to your unique preference. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now