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So I have been running one of my pcs in trial mode, but I finally got enough money to buy a license. Microsoft Security Essentials at been telling me my W7 trial was almost up, so I just ended up buying Windows 7. So my problem is, I had been able to see the area where I need to add they key, but now that I have the key ready to go, it is gone!! What happened? Where I can I add my key? I have four days to activate my copy of Windows on this pc before, idk, I get locked out of the OS? Please take a look at the image below... It has always been at the bottom, but now it's not there. I tried running the Windows Install disk and run repair, but it didn't come up with anything. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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Edited by raiderxx - 6/24/12 at 1:40pm
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Type in the windows bar

Activate windows

You should see it
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I do see it, but when I click on it, nothing pops up... frown.gif
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Try going to Start Menu/ "Run" & typing: slui.exe 4

Select your Country & Follow the instructions for phone activation.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3408-activate-windows-7-online.html

scroll down to

4. If You Do Not Have a "Activate Windows now" Link in System Properties

or

http://rcs.im/windows-7/change-product-key-link-missing-in-windows-7

which is pretty much the same thing
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Originally Posted by raiderxx View Post

So I have been running one of my pcs in trial mode, but I finally got enough money to buy a license. Microsoft Security Essentials at been telling me my W7 trial was almost up, so I just ended up buying Windows 7. So my problem is, I had been able to see the area where I need to add they key, but now that I have the key ready to go, it is gone!! What happened? Where I can I add my key? I have four days to activate my copy of Windows on this pc before, idk, I get locked out of the OS? Please take a look at the image below... It has always been at the bottom, but now it's not there. I tried running the Windows Install disk and run repair, but it didn't come up with anything. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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You may need to run a repair install of Windows 7.

It's odd though that the PID and is gone. Directly below the PID would be the activation status.
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