Set-up Windows® 7 in HP Compaq® 8000 Elite
The HP Compaq 8000 Elite Ultra-slim Desktop PC, HP Compaq 8000 Elite Convertible Minitower PC, and HP Compaq 8000 Elite Ultra-slim Desktop PC come with Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32-bit or 64-bit. One of the first things that all PC users should be doing when first running their machine is setup Windows 7 by activating and registering the currently installed copy.
Here are a few of the most important things to know when activating and registering Windows 7:
- What is activation?
- How do you activate Windows 7?
- Why is registering necessary?
What is activation?
The process of activating your copy of Windows 7 is required in order to verify your copy as being genuine and still being used legally under the Microsoft Software License Terms. This is why it is necessary for all PC users to activate their copy of Windows 7 within the first 30 days of installing it on their system. Failing to do so will leave you unable to use key Windows features.
How do you activate Windows 7?
You can activate and set-up Windows- 7 in HPCompaq 8000 Elite PCs by telephone or online. To activate online, navigate to 'Start', right click 'Computer' then click 'Properties' and finally click on 'Activate Windows now'. Choose your method of activation and complete the process. To check the status of Windows activation on your system, navigate to 'Start' and 'Control Panel'; then click on 'System and Maintenance' and finally on 'System'. Your activation status will be listed under Windows activation.
Registration is different from activation. Activation is required in order to take advantage of all the features of Windows® 7 and must be done within the first 30 days of being installed on your system. Registration simply provides you with access to sigh up for product support, tools and tips, and other benefits during the activation process. This can be done by entering your e-mail address and other required information when prompted.