Windows 7 ESU Activation

Preparing for the ESU license

Complete the Prerequisites for Windows 7 ESU Licenses.

When the preparation steps are complete, email technical support according to the instructions. They will provide you with the ESU license key.

Activation ID

Each year requires a new license key and activation ID. The activation IDs are shown below. Tech Support will provide a new license key each year.

ESU Year Activation ID
Year 1 77db037b-95c3-48d7-a3ab-a9c6d41093e0
Year 2 0e00c25d-8795-4fb7-9572-3803d91b6880
Year 3 4220f546-f522-46df-8202-4d07afd26454

Activating the ESU license online

Your system must be connected to the Internet to activate the license using this method. If the system is offline, see below for phone activation instructions.

  1. Open an elevated command prompt:
    1. On the instrument computer, select the Windows logo.
    2. Type cmd in the dialog box and press Enter.
  2. Type slmgr /ipk <ESU license key> and press Enter.
  3. At the confirmation message, select OK.
  4. At the elevated command prompt, type slmgr /ato <activation ID > and press Enter.
    On activation, a dialog box shows a confirmation message.
  5. Select OK to close the dialog box.

You can check the license status at any time:

  • At the elevated command prompt type slmgr /dlv all and press Enter.
    The License Status should be Licensed.

Activating the ESU license offline via phone

  1. Using an internet connected device, find the phone number for your region on the Microsoft website: Microsoft Licensing Activation Centers
  2. Open an elevated command prompt:
    1. On the instrument computer, select the Windows logo.
    2. Type cmd in the dialog box and press Enter.
  3. To install the license key, type slmgr.vbs /ipk <ESU license key> and press Enter.
  4. At the elevated command prompt, type slmgr /dti <activation ID > and press Enter.
  5. Note the installation ID shown on the screen.
  6. Call the Microsoft Licensing Activation Center for your region.
  7. Provide the installation ID and make note of the confirmation ID that you receive.
  8. At the elevated command prompt, type slmgr /atp <confirmation ID > <activation ID > and press Enter.
    On activation, a dialog box shows a confirmation message.

You can check the license status at any time:

  • At the elevated command prompt type slmgr /dlv all and press Enter.
    The License Status should be Licensed.