In this article we will learn how to make your Windows 7 Genuine without using any crack or third party tools. Please remember we on bench3 do not motivate you to use non genuine windows. This is not a patch or crack stuff. We are just using the build in VBS code that Microsoft have developed for some other reason.
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The first time you power up Windows 7, you may feel a sense — it looks very similar to Windows Vista. However, behind the familiar UI lies a more powerful and versatile operating system. The activation part is not the same as you know in case of Windows Vista. What ever it is, if you want to know the new features of Windows 7, Here are some of the most prominent new features in Windows 7. Read more: http://www.bench3.com/2009/10/new-features-of-windows-7-new-in.html
If you have purchased Windows 7 from Microsoft Store or from other vendor, we would recommend you to read the official document related to activating Microsoft Windows 7 in the following location. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/Windows-7-activation-error-invalid-product-key
Here is an simple way u can make your windows 7 genuine. No need to use and third party patches or cracks. Just a simple way.
If you have exceeded the maximum allowed rearm, please read the last section of this post on how to modify the registry to rearm again.
Before you continue , please make sure you have administration rights on the Windows 7 machine which you want to make genuine.
1. Click Start and type cmd in start menu search box (Refer Screen Shot).
2. right click the cmd.exe and choose run as administrator (refer Screen Shot).
3. Choose yes if it asks.
4. Now Now in the command prompt window, type slmgr -rearm and press enter (Refer Screen Shot).
5. Restart your system. Try to restart your system twice.
6. You are done.
What you have to realize is that if you apply this fix while you can still see your desktop background, it will rearm the system for another 30 days, up to a maximum of 3 times.
If you apply the fix after you lose your background (ie your desktop wallpaper background goes black, and you get the notification at the bottom right of the screen), you need to first uninstall the kb971033 update, then apply the fix. It will then be a PERMANENT fix. If you're running a Remove WAT program, WAT needs to be restored first. Never mind WAT, if you have no idea about that.
If you have exceeded the maximum allowed rearm, you will get an error message just like this,
" Error: 0xC004D307 The maximum allowed number of re-arms has been exceeded. You must re-install the OS before trying to re-arm again "
Well, here is a fix for that, Just do:
Locate the following in your Windows Registry,
- [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform]
After your 3rd reset this key will be 00000000 - simply change it to 00000001
Now you can rearm again. It is just easy as it seems, no kidding!