Monday, 6 February 2012

Windows7 usage without Activation for one year

Most of you might be aware of the fact that it is possible to use Windows 7 and Vista for 120 days without activation. This is possible using the slmgr -rearm command which will extend the trial period from 30 days to 120 days. However in this post I will show you a trick by which it is possible to use Windows 7 without activation for an year.

1 : Goto Start Menu>Run. Type cmd and press Enter.

2 : Now type slmgr -rearm and hit enter at prompt.

3 : You will be prompted to restart the computer. Once restarted the trial period will be once again reset to 30 days. You can  use above command for up to 3 times by which you can extend the trial period to 120 days without activation.

4 : Now comes the actual trick by which you can extend the trial period from 120 days to 360 days. Open Registry Editor (type regedit in Run and hit Enter) and navigate to the following location
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform

5 : In right-side pane, change value of SkipRearm to 1.

6 : Now you will be able to use the slmgr -rearm command for another 8 times so that you can skip activation process for another 240 days. So you will get 120 + 240 = 360 days of free Windows 7 usage.

1 comment:

  1. Its really a great technique. Its working is awesome