Install and Activate Windows 7 Extended Support Updates (ESU) Licenses


Installation and activation

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt on the client machine
  2. Install the ESU key (this does not change how updates are obtained; do NOT use brackets around ESU Key)
    slmgr /ipk <ESU key> and select Enter
  3. Next, find the ESU Activation ID
    slmgr /dlv
  4. Now, activate the ESU product key
    slmgr /ato <ESU Activation Id>
  5. Verify activation is complete
    slmgr /dlv
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