Is my windows a trial or full version?

My friend upgraded my laptop for me, from Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate, when i go to computer>properties there is no sign of Windows Activation at the bottom, the last thing on the list is the WORKGROUP. I've used 2 programs i found online and they both told me my key/serial number for my laptop and they both said the same key/serial, so i'm guessing i have the full version and not a trial, but it just isnt displayed in the properties for some reason, could anyone help please?
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  1. There isn't a trial version for win7. You should have a full version.
  2. There is no trial version of Window. There is a trial period of use before you must activate the installation. How long have you been using this install?

    Go here for more info on validating your install:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892130
  3. COLGeek said:
    There is no trial version of Window. There is a trial period of use before you must activate the installation. How long have you been using this install?

    Go here for more info on validating your install:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892130


    i've been using it since just before xmas, it was around the 11th of December i think
  4. christop said:
    There isn't a trial version for win7. You should have a full version.

    ok thank you :)
  5. shaun88 said:
    i've been using it since just before xmas, it was around the 11th of December i think

    That would imply that your install has been activated successfully. Did you check the link to verify it is authentic?
  6. COLGeek said:
    That would imply that your install has been activated successfully. Did you check the link to verify it is authentic?

    i got confused when i clicked the link, it told me how they validate it etc but i didnt know how to go about doing it, like is it a program i download and run or do they do it online?
  7. Go here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/genuine/what-is-validation

    Click the Validate Now button (upper right side of page).
  8. COLGeek said:
    Go here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/genuine/what-is-validation

    Click the Validate Now button (upper right side of page).

    ah thanks i'll use that :)
  9. What were the results?
  10. If it's ultimate, it's probably pirated and then activated with an activator. Ultimate was 300$, no one gives that away unless it's a pirated copy.
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