Windows 7 Activation using Command Line Utility slmgr

Windows 7 uses the same command line utility slmgr as Vista for activation with a MAK (Multiple Activation Key). Follow these simple steps to activate your Windows 7.

  1. Open up an elevated command prompt.
  2. Enter the following
    slmgr -ipk your-mak-key-here
    slmgr -ato

To learn more about this command, type the following command.

slmgr /?