How to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

How to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7
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Product Activation

If you are using Windows 7 as a intermediate upgrade step to later a version of Windows, such as Windows 10, you do not need to activate Windows.

However, if you do have a valid product key available for Windows 7, you could use that product key to activate Windows 7 now and qualify for the free upgrade to Windows 10 (offer expires 29th July 2016).

You will need to activate Windows if you intend to continue using Windows 7 beyond the 30 day trial period. Use the following instructions to activate Windows.

  1. From the Start menu, select Computer. A Windows Explorer window will be displayed.
    Windows Explorer: System Properties

    Windows Explorer: System Properties

  2. From the tool bar, select System properties. The View basic information about your computer window will be displayed.
    Windows 7: System Properties

    System Properties

  3. From the bottom of the window, click Change product key. The Type your product key window will be displayed.
    Type your product key

    Type your product key

  4. Type your Product Key for the edition of Windows 7 that you installed, and then click Next. The Activating Windows window will be displayed.
    Activating Windows...

    Activating Windows…

    Once Windows 7 has been activated, the Activation was successful window will be displayed.

    Activation was successful

    Activation was successful

  5. Click Close. The Windows Activation window will close and the View basic information about your computer window will be updated to reflect the Windows activation status.
    System Properties

    System Properties


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