After Windows XP and Vista, Microsoft released Windows 7 in October 2009. This operating system, designed to act as an intermediary between the user and the computer, took a giant leap in terms of quality, performance and possibilities, becoming a standard and the indispensable system for any home PC.
Although its standard support has already concluded, using it is something that remains within the options of users. There are those who continue to use this operating system when assembling their computers because of the robustness it presents and because it is still agile, as well as because of the few resources it consumes compared to other more modern systems.
In order to use it, it is necessary to activate it using a license or other methods. If you don’t know how to install and activate Windows 7, and you need it, follow this step-by-step guide. We tell you everything you have to do to validate the operating system and use it at full performance; just follow our instructions.
Steps to activate Windows 7 for free and forever (Ultimate, Professional, Home)
To get the most out of Windows 7, you need to turn it on. Let’s explain the steps to have Windows 7 activated forever, and for free in each and every one of its versions. Whether you have Ultimate, Professional or Home, this is what you have to do.
Let’s explain the procedure starting from the fact that you don’t have the operating system installed. If you have it, you can jump to point 7.
1. Download the program to create installations
With the PC turned on, open the browser and enter the following URL. When you enter it, click on the button with the text “Download” to open the menu with which to choose the installer of the operating system you want.
In our case, mark the option “Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool-Installer-es-ES.exe” and click “Next”.
2. Open the installer tool
- When the download is complete, go to its folder and double-click the “Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool-Installer-es-ES” file.
- A new window will open. Advance through this wizard until you are finished installing the W7 installer tool.
- Now look for the file “Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool” and open it.
3. Download the Windows 7 image
First, you need to choose the “ISO” file where all Windows 7 is. You can go to the official Microsoft website, although you will need a license for the download.
Another option is to use tools such as “Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool”, which allow you to download disk images of any of the versions of this operating system.
When you have it, open it and in it, choose “Windows 7” as the system, the edition you want, the language and the architecture (x86 or x64) in the left part of the window. The ISO download will start.
4. Create the installation
Go back to the W7 USB DVD download tool you had open and click “Browse”. Now choose the path where the ISO was previously downloaded and continue. You will now need an empty USB drive or DVD to insert the entire installation. Let’s opt for the first option (USB) . Go ahead and let the program copy the files and prepare the drive.
5. Change the boot method of your computer
Turn on the PC and access the BIOS by pressing the appropriate key (This depends on the type of computer you have). In it, look for the “Boot” section and indicate that you must first access the USB port or the CD/DVD reader. You must choose according to the format in which you have the installer of the operating system. In this case, a USB.
6. Perform the installation
Reboot the computer with the USB inserted and let it boot. From now on, just follow the instructions given to you by the Windows 7 installation wizard and let it work. After a first reboot, remove the USB device and let the computer do the rest to finish the installation.
7. Download an activator
Now, download a program that activates the Windows 7 license without having to pay for it. There are many alternatives, although here we are going to use Windows Loader.
* Code to open the ZIP file: windowstools
8. Enable Windows 7
The only thing left to do is to open the program you have downloaded and activate W7. Following the software we have used, just look for where it has been downloaded, run it, click on “Install” and wait for it to finish.
Activate Windows 7 without programs with these activation keys
You can activate W7 without programs. On the Internet there are activation keys that only need to be entered at the time of installation for the operating system to be enabled, although there are also programs known as keygens that generate the keys automatically. Here we are going to give you several activation keys:
Keys Windows 7 32 bits
Keys Windows 7 64 bits
If you already have the system installed and want to use one of these keys, do the following:
- In Windows, click on the “Start” button, go to “All Programs” and then to “Accessories”. In this submenu, click on “Command Prompt”.
- On this new screen, type “slmgr.vbs -ipk KEY TO ACTIVATE”.
- After the above command, with the password you have chosen, type “slmgr.vbs -ato” to activate the system. It’s all done
How do I check if Windows 7 is enabled?
The method to check if Windows 7 is activated only asks you to enter and access the command prompt and enter a line to check the status of your system.
These are the exact steps:
- Turn on your computer and enter Windows 7.
- Once started, log in with any user with administrator privileges.
- Now, click on the “Start” button and in the drop-down that appears, click on the “Run” option.
- In this new window, type “cmd.exe” and press the “Enter” key to open the command prompt.
- Now, inside it, enter the command “slmgr.vbs -xpr”.
- A window will appear indicating the version of the operating system and whether it is enabled or not.
What dangers exist if we verify Windows 7 with a “pirate” license?
The dangers of verifying Windows 7 with a “pirate” license are not as great as in other more modern operating systems.
The only possible threat is that, when using an activator program or keygen that comes from an unknown or untrusted site, it includes malware or any type of malicious software that could damage your computer. Many hackers take advantage of these tools to break into other people’s computers, monitor data, access private information, or even break down computers with malicious code.
It’s also something that prevents security updates from being downloaded, making your computer much more vulnerable. On the other hand, one could think of possible system blockages by Microsoft; however, the company has already ceased support and does not follow up.
To avoid problems when enabling a Windows 7 operating system, you can use an official license. They ensure maximum security and ongoing support for the operating system, which in turn reduces threats and prevents problems from coming from third parties.