Do you need to change your product key after installing Windows Vista or Windows 7 to activate properly? There is a very simple command line trick to do this task easily.
Just follow the steps below:
- First, Click on Start Menu. In the Start Menu Search box, type
- Right click on the Command Prompt shortcut and select Run As Administrator.
- Now, at the command prompt, type
slmgr.vbs -ipk type-your-product-key
For example, type
slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxis your product key
- After changing the product key, to activate windows type
If the product key you used is your own genuine product key, then it should activate automatically.