I have a PC which has windows 7 license but I installed windows from an image I downloaded and it is already activated. For validating genuine Microsoft, I need to enter my own product key but the necessary activation tools do not exist in my windows folder. What do I do?
I googled stuff but because the keywords are too broad I couldn't find a useful tool.
DAZ doesn't work, activation button doesn't show up.
When I enter my original key to Windows Anytime Upgrade, I get this error:
When I attempt using slmgr, I get this error:
I used sfc /scannow
Now slmgr is existing, I entered slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (replacing X es with the cd key) the operation successful. Now I have installed Microsoft Security essentials, which means the problem is solved.
Main steps are here
- Open command prompt (cmd) in admin mode
- Enter "sfc /scannow"
- Enter slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX