However in this post I will show you a small trick using which it is possible to use Windows 7 without activation for approximately an year! Here is a way to do that.
- Click on “Start button-> All Programs -> Accessories“. Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run As Administrator“. If you are prompted to enter password, enter the password and continue. You can also open Command Prompt in Administrator mode by typing “cmd” in Startmenu Search box and press “Ctrl+Shift+Enter“.
- Now type-in the following command: slmgr –rearm and hit enter. You’ll be prompted to restart the PC. Upon restart you can use Windows 7 for 120 days without activation.
- Click Start - Run - type regedit to open the registry editor. In the registry editor Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / NTCurrentVersion/ SoftwareProtectionPlatform.
- Now, look for the SkipRearm in the right hand pane and change its D value to 1 and close the registry editor. (See screenshot below)