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Applies to:*  *Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Some of the key volume activation documentation is listed below. Effective April, 2016, this documentation is no longer available as downloadable files.

Windows activation technologies in Windows 7 overview guide

This document outlines the activation and validation experience in Windows 7 and provides more information for customers interested in learning about activation, validation, and genuine Windows.

Volume activation planning guide

Use this guide to plan the activation process for Windows 7 and choose the optimal activation model for your organization.

Volume activation deployment guide

Ready to deploy? Reference this guide to perform required procedures.

Customer-hosted volume activation guide

Deploy volume activation versions of the Windows7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems using the Key Management Service.

Microsoft-hosted volume activation guide

Deploy volume activation versions of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems using Multiple Activation Keys.

Volume activation operations guide

Troubleshoot common issues, recover from unlicensed states, and manage your volume activation implementation.

Volume activation technical reference guide

This reference is a supplemental companion for volume activation planning, deployment and operations guides.