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Activate windows I bought a used computer (laptop) IBM T220 it is about 7 years old. I had some work done on it and now it says that I need to activate windows and I can't do anything until I do. I don't have the disk and there is not product key on the bottom of the computer. I called Microsoft because they helped me before but now they wont. How do I activate windows with out a disk?

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  • Peter Conway May 11, 2010

    Do you know how to get into the bios and change the date?

  • cristofer brody
    cristofer brody Nov 06, 2013

    yes i do command promt

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Activation is done by matching the product keys to the Microsoft database. The only legal way to do this is to purchase a key from Microsoft or purchase a legal copy of windows.

Other than Windows you can run Ubuntu Linux which is very user friendly and free. Go to http://www.ubuntu.com and get your free copy.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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    Michael Lucas Jan 15, 2009

    Changing the date in bios is only a temporary fix and it does not work all the time.

  • cristofer brody
    cristofer brody Nov 06, 2013

    ok i will remmamber that

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