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I just reinstalled windows 7 on a new SSD I just bought. I had to get a torrent for windows 7 ultimate x64 (the same version I had before) because I lost my physical install CD.

However, the torrent already installed everything without asking for a serial number.

I am a legit owner of windows 7 and I want to activate my own key. However, there is no where to put it on system screen.

Can anyone help me with how I can register my real serial key?

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I could have sworn Microsoft offered ISO images, but not product keys, online under certain circumstances.

Anyway I would suggest just finding a different install media so you're not dealing with dodgy installers.
 

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Is your serial for W7 Ultimate? If not, you may want to scrap your current install and find a different DVD. I could have sworn Microsoft offered ISO images, but not product keys, online under certain circumstances.
Yes it is the exact same version I previously had installed. It is for Win7 x64 Ultimate.
 

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Most torrented Windows 7 today will have a something known as RemoveWAT in built which gets rids of activation features and Genuine activation checks. This is most likely why you see nothing about activation of windows on your system.

If you want and if i'm allowed to, i can link you the uninstaller.
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You can use this to reset/rearm the trial use.
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cmd prompt
slmgr /rearm
reboot
 

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Just download an image from digital river, that way you know you're getting a good copy and not an altered one, last I remember those links were allowed here;
http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/
Awesome! I am going to use this route.
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You can use this to reset/rearm the trial use.
It doesn't even recognize the command.
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Thanks all. MDL looks like a winner.

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Because it has a space in it. It is not together as it is slmgr(space)/rearm. Once you hit enter about 2 seconds later you will see this popup. Thanks
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I just reinstalled windows 7 on a new SSD I just bought. I had to get a torrent for windows 7 ultimate x64 (the same version I had before) because I lost my physical install CD.
However, the torrent already installed everything without asking for a serial number.
I am a legit owner of windows 7 and I want to activate my own key. However, there is no where to put it on system screen.
Can anyone help me with how I can register my real serial key?
Thank you
You most probably downloaded a preactivated version of Windows 7. In other words a pirated version.

You should have downloaded from the following links: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
 
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