3 ways to change Windows 7 product key @ serial key


Windows 7 which was released on October 22, 2009 is the latest operating system by Microsoft and it comes with 64-bit and 32-bit. Each Windows 7 is associated to a unique product key but users can change it if you buy new serial key.

How to Change Windows 7 Product Key

Method #1 (Control Panel)

  • Click on Start Menu button and right-click on computer then choose Properties
  • Scroll down at the Control Panel System and Security System section and click on “Change Product Key”
  • Key in new Windows 7 key and click “Next” button.
  • Windows will verify the new product key a message that reads “Activation was successful”.

Method #2 (Command Prompt)

  • From the Start button and search “cmd“. Right click on it and select “run as administrator”
  • Alternatively you can do through start > All programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
  • From the command prompt, type “slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx” without quote. Replace X with the new product serial key. The hit enter button
  • Complete the activation of Windows 7, type “slmgr.vbs -ato

Method #3 (Search programs and files)

From the first method, if you cant see “Change Product Key” link option on your Windows 7:

  • From the start button, search “SLUI 3” and click on it
  • Enter the product key and click “next” button
  • Windows will then verify the product key

Enjoy the new genuine Windows 7 and easy to get latest updates from Microsoft.

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