This is the ultimate guide to Windows 7 product keys. Here, you will find the latest genuine Windows 7 product keys.
Windows 7 is by far the most widely used Windows OS. You can download Windows 7 from Microsoft’s website. But you will need a genuine Windows Serial Key to activate the operating system.
To get working keys, you will have to buy them from Microsoft. But this is not a viable option for many people because of many reasons.
Luckily, you can get free Windows 7 product keys online.
In this post, you will find product keys for all Windows 7 versions and learn how to activate Windows 7 with and without a product key.
Windows 7 Product Keys
The Windows 7 product key is a 25-digit character code. It looks like this: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.
Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on January 13th, 2015. But the tech giant said it would provide extended support until January 14th, 2020. As such, it is not easy to find product keys today that can activate Windows 7. Fortunately, we have sourced genuine product keys you can use.
The product keys you will find on this page are genuine. They work for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
But before you try a Windows 7 product key from this page, let’s look at where you can find your product key.
Where to find your Windows 7 product key
You should be able to see the product key of the version of Windows 7 your computer is running in these locations:
If you bought Windows 7 from Microsoft’s official website, you should have received the product key via the email you used to set up your Microsoft account.
If you bought Windows 7 from an authorized dealer, you should be able to find the activation key inside the box containing the CD or DVD.
If you bought a PC with preinstalled Windows 7, you should see the Windows 7 product key somewhere on a sticker on the PC. If you cannot find your product key on a sticker, follow these simple methods to retrieve it:
- Download a free product key finder from an official website
- Hit the download button on the site and save the executable file on your desktop
- Go to your desktop and click the install file twice in rapid succession. Then follow the instructions on your screen to complete the installation process
- When the finder prompts you to install games and other programs, click I do not accept. This will prevent the installation of unwanted bloatware on your computer
- Launch the product key finder. The program will scan your PC to find the product key. It will display your Windows 7 version and other Office programs you have on your PC
- Click Windows 7. Your product key will appear under the label “CD Key” on the right side panel of the finder.
If you have downloaded Windows 7 and your free trial period is over, you can use a free Windows serial key on this page to activate the OS.
Read on to find a working Windows 7 product key.
Before using a free Windows 7 Ultimate activation key on this page, make sure you turn off Windows Update. Otherwise, the product keys won’t activate your Windows 7. And that’s because Microsoft will detect the new product key as a duplicate. As such, the verification process won’t take place.
Windows 7 Product Keys 32-bit (Updated)
Windows 7 Product Keys 64-bit (Updated)
Windows 7 Ultimate Product Keys
Here are genuine Windows 7 Ultimate product keys you should try:
Windows 7 Home Product Keys
All Windows 7 Home product keys on this page are free. We update these keys every day. So, if you don’t find a key that works for you, you can always come back tomorrow for new keys. Here are Windows 7 Home Premium product keys:
|Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit Product Keys||6BY96-R26JV-2RPYQ-JG82J-KBMVH||TDYPW-9HFRT-KTCK4-WH9MV-D8VWQ|
|Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Product Keys||4GFFM-8YYJJ-D96CQ-878K9-H3CDR||THY8B-98HJ7-3GMMJ-HYR3F-MWTV6|
|Windows 7 Home Premium Product Keys||MDC8F-2WGB4-MBV2Q-43Y2W-T9PT6||2RT97-2W2PJ-9479T-QDTHH-M22RF|
|Windows 7 Home Premium Product Keys||373MK-87WF8-JD6XM-6HQRC-JPMP6||CTPDJ-2GG88-H9PMM-WGYXJ-37FFW|
|Windows 7 Home Product keys||MHHK6-24TM4-C2QHT-WW6Y2-QYQCD||BDXQC-J343X-FT3VY-TRRMH-6DBXW|
Other Ways to Get a Free Windows 7 Product Key
By now, you have probably grabbed an ultimate product (key) from this page and activated your Windows 7. But if you were not able to activate your Windows 7 using a Windows serial key from this page, we still have a few suggestions that might help you. Here are more ways to get free Windows 7 product key.
Preinstalled Windows 7 on a new computer
The simplest way to get an activated copy of Windows 7 is by purchasing a computer with preinstalled Windows 7. This method will save you time. You will also be able to access all the great features and drivers the OS has to offer. Another advantage of preinstalled Windows is that you can restore your PC anytime. You can install the same activated Windows 7 without any problem. The downside is that you may get a basic version of the activated Windows. As such, you will have to upgrade to access all the features of Windows 7. So, you have to think twice before choosing this method.
Refurbished computer with activated Windows 7
This is another great way to get a Windows 7 product key for free. Getting a refurbished computer with activated Windows 7 means you don’t need a product key to activate the operating system. It already has its activation key. You can use the computer until its hardware wears out and just scrap it off and get a new one. You will have an activated Windows 7 that you can use on any computer. So, you will not have to search for product keys anymore.
Downgrade from Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 to Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional
If your computer is running an activated version of Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, you can downgrade it. Microsoft allows you to downgrade to any version of Windows without having to provide a product key. This is the simplest way to get a free Windows 7 product key. But remember that you can only downgrade from an activated higher version of Windows.
How to activate Windows 7 using a product key
Activating Windows 7 using a Windows serial key is easy. But you will, of course, need a genuine Windows 7 product key. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Click the Start menu
Step 2: Enter activate windows in the search box
Step 3: Click the option Activate Windows from the search results
Step 4: You can also click the Activate Now notification that often appears on the taskbar
Step 5: Enter the Windows 7 product key and click Validate
It should only take a few minutes. But it depends on how strong your internet connection is.If someone else has already used the product key, you will receive a message saying you have exceeded the number of activations for that particular key. The OS will then ask you to provide a different key and click Retry.
How to activate Windows 7 without a product key
Using a product key is one way of activating Windows 7. But sometimes it’s not easy to get a working product key. You can activate Windows 7 without a product key. Here are two simple methods to activate Windows 7 if you don’t have a product key.
Method 1: Remove the SLUI file
Follow these simple steps to delete the SLUI file:
Step 1: Go to C:// drive (or where the folder with Windows 7 is
Step 2: Find the folder named System-32 and double-click it
Step 3: Use the search tool in File Manager to find SLUI file
Step 4: This file contains the Windows 7 key, so you have to delete it
Step 5: Right-click on the file and select the properties option
Step 6: In the new window, click on the Security tab and select Users
Step 7: Click Advanced to open a new window with SLUI Advanced security settings
Step 8: Click the Owner tab and select owner as user and then click Apply
Step 9: Go back to the folder containing the SLUI file
Step 10: Right-click on it again and select the properties option
Step 11: Again, click on the Security tab, select users, and hit the Edit button
Step 12: Edit Permissions for the system owner or current user in the next window
Step 13: Click the username and tick the box next to Full control to okay this permission. This should activate Windows 7 without a product key
Step 14: Click OK and close all open windows. Only leave the System 32 folder.
Step 15: Click the SLUI file once and hit the Delete button on the keyboard If this method doesn’t work, try out the next method below.
Method 2: Using CMD
Follow these steps to activate your Windows 7 using CMD:
Step 1: Enter CMD into the Windows search and run it as system administrator
Step 2: Enter the command slmgr –rearm in CMD
Step 3: Hit Enter on your keyboard
Step 4: Restart your computer after getting a prompt to do so
Step 5: After restarting the computer, go to CMD again and type the command slmgr –ato
Step 6: Press Enter againStep 7: You will get a message that you have activated Windows 7 successfully
Hopefully, you have found a working Windows 7 product key here, and you’ve successfully activated your Windows 7. You can also try one of the methods here that allow you to activate Windows 7 without a product key.