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Microsoft Volume Activation - Converting a Windows Computer From KMS to MAK Activation

This document explains how to convert a Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows Server 2008 computer from KMS activation to MAK activation.

See Volume Activation 2.0 at UW-Madison for the full details of MAK and KMS activation at UW Madison.

Converting a Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows Server 2008 Computer From KMS to MAK Activation

  1. Email help@doit.wisc.edu to request the University's MAK activation key.
  2. Launch the System control panel menu.
    • Type system in the Vista search bar to locate the command window.
    • Click on System in the Programs list.

    system

  3. Click Change product key in the Windows activation section at the bottom of the System menu.
    • Click Continue at the User Account Control prompt to open the Windows Activation Client.

    change product key

  4. Enter the MAK activation key from the help@doit.wisc.edu email in the Product Key field and click the Next button.

    product key

  5. Click the Close button once the activation is complete.

    activation successful




Keywords:windows vista 7 server 2008 converting convert university owned enterprise computer KMS MAK activation   Doc ID:5365
Owner:Cari S.Group:DoIT Departmental Support
Created:2007-02-04 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-06-10 15:40 CDT
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