Do you need to activate Windows 7? In this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard shows you how to do that using a Windows 7 product key and offers you free Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate product keys. It also shows you how to activate Windows 7 without product key.

Windows 7 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system released in 2009 and its extended support ended on January 14, 2020. It was a major success for Microsoft. Until January 2018, Windows 7 was still the most popular version of Windows worldwide.

Some people may want to try Windows 7 features still. They can download the Windows 7 ISO file and use the ISO file to install Windows 7 on PC or VM software.

However, to use more Windows 7 features, they need to activate Windows 7.

How to Activate Windows 7

The most common way is to activate Windows 7 over the Internet. Here is the guide:

  1. Select the Start button, right-click Computer, select Properties, and then select Activate Windows now.
  2. If Windows detects an internet connection, select Activate Windows online now. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.
  3. Enter your Windows 7 product key when prompted, select Next, and then follow the instructions.

However, the support for Windows 7 has ended and you cannot purchase a license from Microsoft. This is also not necessary. You can search online to get a Windows 7 activate key free.

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Windows 7 Editions

What Windows 7 product key should you use? It depends on what Windows 7 version you want to use. Windows 7 mainly has the following editions:

  • Windows 7 Starter: It has the fewest features, doesn’t support the 64-bit architecture, and only supports RAM up to 2GB.
  • Windows 7 Home Basic: It is mainly designed for low-end PCs and it doesn’t support the Windows Aero feature.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium: It is the mainstream version, including various Windows Aero features, Windows Media Center, and touch-screen controls.
  • Windows 7 Professional: It adds some features like Remote Desktop Server, Location Aware Printing, Encrypted File System, Display Mode, Software Restriction Policy, etc.
  • Windows 7 Enterprise: It is designed for enterprises, including a multilingual user interface kit, BitLocker device encryption, and support for UNIX applications.
  • Windows 7 Ultimate: It has almost the same functionality as the Enterprise Edition, but is licensed to general users.

Free Windows 7 Product Keys

Many people may want to use the Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate version. Here are some free Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate product keys:

Windows 7 pro product keys (32-bit):

  • 24437-XVJQQ-F36R3-7HM2B-RXTCX
  • 24PK4-2T3GH-H6GQ2-RM3HW-VCF9M
  • 237XB-GDJ7B-MV8MH-98QJM-24367

Windows 7 pro product keys (64-bit):

  • 2QGXM-V9W9W-6Q7MR-64C4X-R26CV
  • 2KH22-2H9QT-YG6WX-8X6Q8-Y89K4
  • 2QT68-76R4B-JF7T9-WXBWF-XJ7KM
  • 2V8P2-QKJWM-4THM3-74PDB-4P2KH

Windows 7 ultimate product keys(32-bit):


Windows 7 ultimate product keys(64-bit):

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How to Activate Windows 7 Without Product Key

If the above Windows 7 product keys are invalid, you can try the following ways to activate Windows 7 without a product key.

Way 1: Use Commands

  1. Visit the start menu and search CMD.
  2. Right-click on the option and run it as administrator.
  3. After the Command Prompt window opens, enter the command “slmgr -rearm”.
  4. The PC will ask you to restart the PC. Do it immediately.
  5. After the PC restarts, run CMD as administrator again. This time, you should enter the command “slmgr -ato”.
  6. If the message “successful activation of Windows 7” appears, it means you have activated Windows 7 successfully.

Way 2. Use Third-Party Software

If the above methods fail to activate Windows 7, you can try third-party software like Windows 7 activator or other Windows KMS tools. Download these tools and run them. They will activate Windows 7 for you automatically. If necessary, you should disable the firewall or antivirus software before running these tools.

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