Pirated to legal RRS feed

  • Question

  • A friend built my computer and installed a pirated version of windows 7 a while back. I have a legal version of windows 7 I'm trying to install.

    I have tried going through the control panel to update the product key, but there isn't anything available to select.

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2:17 AM


  • You can use a the command line tool that will help you do this very quickly. Just follow these steps:

    Launch the Start Menu and type in command prompt or cmd so that it shows up on your start menu search list. Right-click on the Command Prompt shortcut and select Run as Administrator.

    At the administrator command prompt, type in "slmgr.vbs -ipk "

    slmgr.vbs -ipk 00000-00000-00000-00000-00000     [replace zeros with your new product key]

    To activate Windows after changing the key, run "slmgr.vbs -ato"

    Carey Frisch

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:01 AM