Friday, 15 April 2011

Convert Windows 7 from KMS to MAK License Keys

Installed some Windows 7 Professional VM's to find that they had defaulted to KMS licensing.

It was relatively easy to convert from KMS to MAK with the following command lines:
  1. Install the product key (replace with your key):
    slmgr /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
  2. Activate:
    slmgr /ato
  3. Display license information:
    slmgr /dli
Thanks to this post for most of the help:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserversetup/thread/1db5b305-510c-4800-ab1f-e0647cc8a877

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