Windows 7 must be activated in order to use effectively. If the operating system is not activated, a warning message will pop up saying that the software is not genuine. Follow the steps below to get Windows 7 Activated.
From your ‘Desktop’ select the ‘Start’ button in the bottom left corner.
From the ‘Start’ menu RIGHT click on ‘Computer’ and select ‘Properties’.
This will open the ‘System’ window. Scroll to the bottom of this window where you should see a link to activate, select that link and follow the instructions.
You may find activation fails and you receive an error message, don’t worry if that happens, below the error should be some options (you may need to click ‘show me other ways to activate’ first). Select the option ‘Use the automated telephone system..’ and follow the on screen instructions.