Recently I had upgraded from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM and I had to activate my Windows again else it would have got deactivated. In order to do this you need to move to System properties in my computer.
As I opened it up, it showed me 3 days left and asked me to activate online. Bad luck it did not work and I got an error code 0X80072EFD which means it wasn’t able to connect to server to activate Windows 7. However it asked me if you would like to try other options.
Before I start with the rest of the section, I would like to say that the whole process of activating Windows was very easy. Since you get a toll free number available for every country, all you will need is to select your country properly and you would have to follow few more steps where you need to note down the activation code. This you will need to add to the screen which you would see below and your activation will be complete. So if you are worried about phone activation, don’t be.
Right here you would get the option to activate windows by phone. Select this and next you should select the country.
For the above screen, you would get the installation id on phone. I would suggest you to note down the number properly on paper or notepad. Also when the automated system tells you to note down the number you get option to make it repeats and also at the end you would get an option to hear the whole process again. Don’t miss it.
Its easy and dont worry about it. Happy Activating your windows.!!