How to Activate Windows 7 properly (MSDNAA) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Many university students may not know how to properly activate Windows 7 using MSDNAA. This short guide will explain how this is done. This guide assumes that you have already downloaded and installed Windows 7 from the MSDNAA website, but as long as you have downloaded it, these steps work.

    1. Log in to the MSDNAA website where you downloaded Windows 7.

    2. Go to My Software.

    3. Identify the version of Windows 7 you downloaded and wish to validate and click Download.

    4. Write down the Serial Number that is given. It is in the form (XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX)

    5. Click on the Start button and in the Search bar type: slui.exe

    6. Run slui.exe and follow the steps to activate Windows 7(you will need to enter the Serial Number you just obtained).

    7. Congratulations. You now have a working copy of Windows 7 through MSDNAA.


    Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:48 PM