Windows 7 has remained the most popular operating system despite the launch of a new, advanced versions of Windows. To install Windows 7 Professional on your PC, you need to provide a genuine Windows 7 Professional product key.
If you can’t find your product key or your computer is running a pirated version of the OS, feel free to try the working product keys in this article.
You will also learn how to activate Windows 7 Professional with and without a product key.
Windows 7 Professional Product Key
A Windows product key is a 25-digit code that activates your copy of Windows.
It looks like this: XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
You need a genuine product key to activate your Windows 7.
How to get a Windows 7 Professional product key
You must provide a genuine Windows 7 Professional product key to activate your copy. Microsoft must verify the authenticity of your product key before they activate your Windows.
There are two ways to get a Windows 7 product key:
- By purchasing an original copy of Windows 7 Professional. A genuine product will come along with it
- Using free product keys on this page to activate the operating system
The difference between the two methods is that the first one requires you to pay, whereas the second one is free.
Why are most product keys on the internet fake?
You’ve probably tried a few product keys on the internet only to find that they were not genuine.
But why is that so?
Well, many websites don’t update their Windows 7 product keys regularly. Using keys on these websites will not work for you. You need to find new keys that no one has used before.
The advantage of using Windows 7 Professional product keys from this post is that they are all unique. We update product keys every day, so you can be sure you will find a new working key any time you visit this post.
How a Windows 7 Professional Product Key Works
After installing Windows, it will prompt you to provide a product key. You have to provide the product key for Microsoft to activate your copy of Windows.
The Windows OS will ask you to enter a genuine product key during the installation process to activate Windows. You can also provide the product key in the activation wizard.
Windows will present two activation methods on your screen for you to choose from: using the internet and by phone. We’ll look at these two in this post.
If you don’t have an internet connection, choose the phone activation method.
You can use a different product key to install your Windows and change it later to activate the OS. Actually, you can change the product key anytime you choose to.
NOTE: Microsoft does not keep a record of purchased product keys. It is therefore essential to keep your product key where you can easily retrieve it after buying a genuine product.
Where to find your Windows product key
If you purchase the original Windows 7 Professional from a retailer, check inside the product box containing the product to find the product key.
If you buy the product from a retailer, ask them to provide you the product key.
If you buy a computer with pre-installed Windows, you should find the product key somewhere on a sticker.
If you buy the product online, you will receive the product key via the email you used while setting up your Microsoft account.
But if you download Windows 7 Professional or get a copy somewhere, you will need to find a product key.
It is always important to keep your product key safe. However, if you lose your product key, there is a way you can retrieve it. We’ll cover that method in this post as well.
Continue reading to find free working Windows 7 Professional product keys.
Windows 7 Pro activation keys for 32-bit systems
Windows 7 Pro activation keys for 64-bit systems
These are all working keys. However, if you find that they are not working because another person has already used them, you can come back tomorrow.
We update the keys on this page regularly.
Read on to find genuine Windows 7 Pro product keys for 2019.
Windows 7 professional product keys 2019
Here is an updated list of 2019 product keys. They are all working keys. Just grab one Windows 7 Professional product key and use it to activate your Windows 7 Professional:
|Windows 7 Professional Product Keys 2019|
Windows 7 is a user-friendly operating system, which is why many people prefer it over other versions of Windows.
Hopefully, these keys will help you activate your copy of Windows 7 Professional.
How to activate Windows 7 Professional using a product key
There are two ways to activate your copy of Windows 7 Professional using a product key:
Method 1: Using the internet
Here are the simple steps you need to follow to activate Windows 7 using the internet:
Step 1: Right-click on My Computer and select Properties
Step 2: From the new window, click Activate Windows now
Step 3: Click Activate windows now online
Step 4: Grab a Windows 7 Professional product key on this page and enter it in the text box
Step 5: Click next and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process
As mentioned, there is another method you can use to activate your copy of Windows 7 Professional.
Method 2: By phone
Here are the steps you need to follow to activate your Windows 7 by phone:
Step 1: Click Start > right-click on Computer > select Properties > Activate Windows now
Step 2: Select Show me other ways to activate
Step 3: Enter a product key and select next
Step 4: Choose Use the automated phone system. You may have to confirm your selection or provide your admin password
Step 5: Click the run-down menu and select your geographical location or the nearest location. Then click next.
Step 6: Dial one of the numbers provided there. An automated system will help you activate your Windows by walking you through the process.
However, if you don’t find a working key in this post (which is rare), and you don’t have time to come back tomorrow, you can activate your Windows without a product key.
Read on to find how…
How to activate Windows 7 Professional without a product key
You can activate your copy of Windows 7 Professional without providing a product key. Many people are only familiar with activation methods that involve using a Windows 7 Professional product key.
But even without a product key, you can activate the operating system. The process is not as complicated as you may think.
Method 1: Delete the system file
The first step you need to take is to find and delete the SLUI file.
Follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Go to C:/Windows
Step 2: Open the Windows folder to access the System 32 folder
Step 3: Type “SLUI” in the search tool located in the top-right corner of the window
Step 4: The search tool will pull up the file for you
Step 5: Right-click on the file and get rid of it
This is your target file when it comes to activating Windows 7 Pro without a product key. When you delete this file, you will have deleted your key activation history.
However, not all Windows users can delete this file. In this case, you must become the “owner” of the SLUI file.
This might sound complex, but you don’t have to worry because we’ll help you understand in the steps below.
How to Delete the SLUI file
Here are the simple steps you need to follow if you can’t get rid of the SLUI file:
Step 1: Locate the SLUI file and right-click on it
Step 2: Select Properties to navigate to a new window
Step 3: Select the Security tab and click the Advanced button to access more options
Step 4: A new window will appear. Click the Owner tab
Step 5: Choosing this option will enable you to change the ownership of the file to the current user
Step 6: Click Apply for the changes to take effect
Step 7: Go to your file manager and open C:/Windows > System 32 folder
Step 8: Place your cursor on the SLUI file and click on it. Then select Properties.
Step 9: Repeat steps 2 & 3 and access the Security tab
Step 10: Choose Users and select Edit
Step 11: You can now edit user permissions
Step 12: Then grant the current user “full control”
Step 13: Close all the windows, go to the SLUI file, and delete it.
Now you can go ahead and activate your Windows without a Windows 7 Professional product key.
Continue reading to find more information.
Method 2: Using CMD
Now you can go ahead and activate your copy of Windows. You don’t need to use a product key here.
The method involves opening CMD and entering in commands. It’s not as difficult as you may think. Let’s walk you through the process with these simple steps:
Step 1: Click Start on your Windows PC
Step 2: Type Run in the search bar
Step 3: A dialogue box will open
Step 4: Type CMD and hit Enter on your keyboard
Step 5: A window will open where you can type your command
Step 6: Enter slmgr-rearm in the window and hit Enter
Step 7: Reboot your computer after a few seconds
Step 8: Follow the first five steps highlighted here to open CMD again and enter slmgr-ato
Step 9: Hit Enter
You should see a message on your screen that says you have activated Windows 7 successfully. That’s all you need to do to activate Windows 7 Professional without a product key.
Hopefully, these simple methods will help you activate Windows 7 Professional. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to activate Windows with any of the methods highlighted in this post.
If you experience any problems, feel free to leave a comment below.