Activation Issues with Microsoft® Windows® 7
Which are the issues that can occur while activating Windows 7 in a system?
The activation of Windows 7 in a system should be done within 30 days of expiry. The user can activate Windows 7 from the activation section at the control panel system folder. There, the option for activating Windows would be given. Click on 'Option' and Windows can start activating through online. The successful message after the process will appear if Windows 7 is genuine. Else the activation can fail. The activation also causes issues while verifying the product key since the product key provided by the user may be invalid. While activating Windows from activation notification at the desktop, the user is prompted for providing the product key. In that situation the user may forget the product key or the entered value may be incorrect. The issues with the product key may sometimes occur due to the installation of Windows 7 software on another computer and the users use the same product key. The activation expired issues may sometimes prevent the user from activating Windows through normal process.
Discussed below are some tips to fix the issues:
- Buy new product key
- Use other methods to activate Windows 7
- Remove non genuine copy of Windows
Buy new product key
The issues related with the product key upon the activation process for Windows 7 Operating System can be solved by buying a new product key from Microsoft online store. The product key should not be used to install Windows 7 on other computers. Also remember the product key value since the activation process requires the product key to be entered to start the activation.
Use other methods to activate Windows 7
If Windows 7 activation has expired on the system, then the users can select the other options for activating the system. The activation expired issue can prevent the user from activating Windows through online process normally. So, the user should click on 'Other options' for activation at the notification window. Thus, the user can activate Windows 7 either through modem or through automated telephone system. The instructions appearing while choosing the option should be carefully followed and the user should wait till the technicians attend the call while starting the automated call. Specify the country name while the telephone option starts.
The non genuine copy of Windows 7 operating system installed on the user computer will prevent the activation of the Windows 7 by making the activation status unavailable. The activation of such software results in failure also. So, the user is recommended to remove non genuine version and install a new true copy of Windows 7 operating system. Then start activating Windows 7.
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