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How to Activate Windows 7 Online

By Mahesh Chand on May 27, 2012
Here are the steps to activate your Windows 7 operating system online.
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To activate your Windows 7 Operating System, you must have a valid product key.

Once you have a valid product key

Go to Start button and enter Activate in the Search TextBox. 


You will see Activate Windows. Click on Activate Windows.

On next screen, you will see Activate Windows online now. Select this option. 


You will go to next screen when you will have to enter your product key.

Go ahead and enter or copy and paste your product key in the Product Key text box.

Click Next button. 


You will see Windows Activation dialog and the following message.


Allow it a few minutes. 

After successful activation, you will see the following Activation was successful message and you are good to go.


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The same approach works for all Windows 7 versions.
Mahesh Chand

C# Corner founder, 10-times Microsoft MVP, technical author, and software architect. Mahesh authored his first book, A Programmer’s Guide to ADO.NET in C# with APress at the age of 25. C# Corner is a memb... Read more