Saturday, November 6, 2010

Use Windows 7 without activation for a year [How to]

Most of you might be aware of the fact that it is possible to use Windows 7 for 120 days without activation.otherwise it will goes to reduced mode and after that it will stops working. However, here is a trick to use Windows 7 for a year without activation.
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.
  1. 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“.
  2. 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.
  3. Click Start - Run - type regedit to open the registry editor. In the registry editor Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / NTCurrentVersion/ SoftwareProtectionPlatform.
  4. 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)
Now you can use the slmgr-rearm command as described above 8 times more. That means you can use your Windows 7 for 360 more days without activation. [via-techtrends]

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