If you are regular computer user, you should know that every edition of Windows required activation including Win 7. The product activation is a way Microsoft validate that every PC is using a valid license (product key) of the software.
In order to get the 25-character serial number, you required to purchase a valid license of the software from online stores or offline retailers. This is the code use to activate Windows.
This article will let you know how to activate Windows 7 without using a product key, so stay tune!
Where to Find the Windows Product Key?
If you purchase a valid license copy of the software, depending on how you get the copy of your product you should be able to find the product key.
- From an authorized PC retailer. The Windows is come with a box and the product key is on a label or card inside the box.
- A new computer running Windows. The product key is preinstalled on your PC, included with the packaging the PC came in, or included on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to the PC.
- A digital copy from a Microsoft website. You will get a confirmation email and the product key is in that email. For Win 10, it may be distributed as a digital license and it doesn’t include a product key. More about activation in Windows 10 or here.
- Free upgrade to Windows 10. If you using Win7/8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10 for free, you should have a digital license instead of a product key. Win 10 introduce a new activation method called digital entitlement.
If you unable to find the product key or serial number, most probably is you are not purchasing the license and hence you need to use other method for activation.
If you don’t want to buy a serial key, you may sign up for the insider account. This will allow you to use Windows as an insider. That’s available for new pre-launch operating system.
Introducing Windows 7 Activator
This is a third-party tools to activate Windows for free. There are quite a lots of it and most of them can be downloaded from the Internet. However, here I introduce three of the most famous activators:
- Windows Loader by Daz
This is very popular and most reliable Win 7 loader that able to activate almost all editions of Win7. The final version is v2.2.2 and I have used the tool for many times and it can activate the Windows without any problems. More info here.
As an alternative to the loader above, you also can use this RemoveWAT to activate Windows 7. This program come with simple user interface and easy to use. Click here for more info.
- Windows 7 Loader Extreme Edition
Although I seldom use this tool, but I see many users are happy with this loader. Here is the program features and you also can download it for free.
Well, to activate Windows 7 without product key is not a nightmare with the existing of Windows activator. The best thing is that all the available activators can be downloaded for free.
If you use the loader to activate Windows 7, it will not modify any critical system files on your PC while you can enjoys the full features of the operating system just like those purchase the original license key.
All the best in your Windows activation!