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    How to activate Windows 7

    How to buy a license for Windows 7

    activate Windows 7, you must be in possession of a regular one license for the operating system. In this regard, also considering that Microsoft no longer officially sells licenses for this version of Windows, I strongly recommend that you contact Mr Key Shop.

    In case you have never heard of it, Mr Key Shop is a site managed by a company with offices in the city and England that allows you to buy 100% original licenses for Windows, Office and antivirus at much cheaper prices than the list prices. This is due to the fact that the site purchases unused licenses from companies that have switched to the cloud or subscription services (in full compliance with the relevant European regulations) and resells them.

    Making it even more interesting is the fact that the licenses come in minutes email (therefore also avoiding the environmental impact of any physical shipments) and are covered by the garanzia soddisfatti or rimborsati. Furthermore, for any doubt, a service is available free cittàn assistance (which for services of this kind is a fairly rare commodity).

    But let's get to the point: to purchase a license for Windows 7 from Mr Key Shop, all you have to do is connect to the page of the site dedicated to Windows 7 Home & Premium, Windows 7 Professional o Windows Ultimate 7 (all editions are both 32 and 64 bit) and add the product to the cart. Alternatively, you might also consider licensing to upgrade to Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.

    Choose, therefore, if continue shopping (maybe you might be interested in the offers for the Office package or those for antivirus or if you go to cash.

    Finally, log in to the cart and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the transaction using one of the secure payment methods (eg PayPal, card or Amazon Pay) supported. You can complete the procedure as guest or by registering a account.

    How to activate Windows 7 with product key

    It is your intention activate Windows 7 with product key, or with the 25-digit code that you find on the purchase package of the copy of the operating system you purchased (or in the email that was sent to you by Microsoft, if you purchased the OS online), click on the button Home (the Windows flag at the top left), right click on the entry computer present in the menu that opens and select the item Property give the menu answer.

    Now, scroll down to the bottom of the window that opened and click on the item xx days left for activation. Activate Windows now to start the Windows Activation Wizard.

    At this point, click on the button Activate Windows online and type the 25-character code (numbers and letters mixed) you find on the operating system package (or in the email sent by Microsoft) in the text field Codice “Product Key”. Then click on the button NEXT located at the bottom right and wait for your copy of Windows 7 to be activated via the Internet.

    If everything went well, within a few seconds, Windows will notify you that your copy of the operating system is genuine and has been activated correctly.

    After completing the Windows 7 activation process, you can check the activation status of the operating system at any time by clicking the button again Home and selecting the voice computer with the right mouse button. Then click on the item Property menu that appears and scroll to the bottom of the window that opens.

    If the system is activated correctly, you should see the logo Genuine Microsoft at the bottom right and the wording Windows is activated at his side. If not, try to follow the whole procedure again or perform telephone activation, as indicated in the following chapter.

    How to activate Windows 7 by phone

    If it is your intention toWindows 7 activation by phone, all you have to do is go to the operating system activation window following practically the same instructions I gave you in the previous lines and then choose telephone activation. Find everything explained below.

    To begin with, click on the button Home located in the lower left corner of the screen, right click on the item computer dal which appears on the screen and selects the item Property from the context menu. Now, scroll to the bottom of the window that opened, click on the item xx days left for activation. Activate Windows now and follow the wizard to activate Windows.

    Then click on the button Show other ways to activate, enter the required activation code, press the button NEXT and then click on the item Use automatic phone system (in case you are asked to provide the Password of administration, type in the text field that appears on the screen).

    In the list that is shown to you, then select your location (eg. city), press the button NEXT and contact one of the phone numbers suggested (e.g. if you have chosen thecity, the number to call should be +800 531 042 XNUMX). When the call is initiated, you will be put in contact with the Microsoft Product Activation Center: follow the instructions in the voice guide to request activation of the operating system.

    When you are told to do so, type theInstallation ID that appears on the computer screen by pressing the relevant buttons on the phone keypad, write down the confirmation ID you received from the automatic system and then type it in the appropriate space in the activation window. Now, click on the button NEXT and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the Windows 7 activation procedure.

    Again, if you want to check the activation status of your copy of Windows, press the button again Home, select the voice computer with the right mouse button and select the item Property context menu. Then scroll down to the bottom of the displayed window and, if the system has been activated successfully, you should see the logo Genuine Microsoft bottom right, with the wording next to it Windows is activated.

    Upgrade to an updated version of Windows

    If you have read up to this point of the guide, obviously you were struck by what I told you at the beginning, namely that the support extended to Windows 7 will officially end the January 14 2020 and at that point not even security updates will be released by Microsoft for this edition of the operating system (the only exceptions concern companies that, for various reasons, will be interested in keeping Windows 7 at least for a little longer by paying Microsoft to receive further extended support ).

    This is very normal: when an operating system reaches the end of its "natural life", it ceases to receive support from the company that developed it. For this reason, therefore, I advise you to upgrade to an updated version of Windows, like the most recent Windows 10. If you are interested in learning more about how to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10, I recommend reading the guide I just linked to: there you will find all the information you need to update your computer to the latest version of Windows.

    Article created in collaboration with Mr Key Shop.

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