LKBEN10883: How to activate a Windows 7 or Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 Volume License Version after Installation


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment:


Symptom

You need to have a better license activation.

Cause

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Solution

All you need is the MAK-Key (multiple activation key)

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the command prompt
  2. Run "slmgr.vbs /ipk (MAK-Key)
  3. Open the Registry and got to the section
    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAR
    E\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\Activation"
  4. Set the DWORD registry value "Manual" to "1"
  5. Reboot the System
  6. After reboot login and open a command prompt
  7. Run "slmgr.vbs /ato"
    =>You should get a popup windowthat shows the status of activation

Thats all

 

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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