The activation process is triggered when you enter a valid office 2010 product key for the edition you bought.
However, you may choose to defer the activation to a later time, rather than doing it during set up or installation.
If you’re power user, you can access to all options, flags and settings of the command script.
To run the script, logon with an user account with administrator rights, and open an elevated Administrator Command Prompt window.
SLMgr script allows users to query the current installation and see details about Windows installation and its activation and licensing status.
can also be used to input or change 25-character product key that determines which Windows OS edition allowed to install and activate, and which also tells the Setup program whether you’ve purchased a full or upgrade license.
After installation, note that Windows is already activated.6.
Attempt to activate your unused license to unlock additional features (e.g. Get an error message stating that the license key won't work...
It is possible to view it using BIOS tools or even use more commonly known programs such as Belarc. We need a way to actually stop the Windows setup using this license in the first place.Changing the Windows XP Product Key Manually Using the Windows Key Finder Fixing the Windows Activation Loop Community Q&A This wiki How teaches you how to bypass the trial version of Windows XP, either by using a stock product key or by using software to display your own product key.Note that you should only use the following information if you are unable to activate even though you have a legally-purchased copy of Windows XP.Selling my Windows 7 as used to someone, however, I have lost track of whether the product key is still used on an old PC of mine.Is there any quick way to check whether a product key has been used or not? EDIT: I have found a piece of software which checks if the product key is valid, but not sure if the information displayed shows if the product key is already activated (refer to screenshot section on the link)...