Resolve Windows® 7 Activation 'Not Available' Issue
What are the causes and symptoms of the issue when the activation status in Windows 7 is not available?
The activation status in Windows 7 Operating System can be accessed from the control panel. Open the control panel and find the system option at the system and security section. In the system options Windows, the user can find Windows 7 activation status. The activation status will display the time period remaining for the system to get activated. If the expiry period is over, then the status displays the activation expired notification. Near to the activation status the user can find the option to activate Windows. The activation status not available issue occurs on Windows 7 systems when the installed copy of the software is not genuine or due to various other blocking issues. The expired activation on the Windows 7 systems sometimes causes 'not available' status from appearing on the system. As a result of 'not available' status at the activation section, the user will be prevented from activating Windows 7 Operating System. The product ID also displays 'not available' status. The issue will affect the working of the system badly.
Discussed below are some tips to fix the issues:
- Check genuine nature of Windows 7
- Enable Software Protection Service
- Activate Windows 7 before the expiry period
Check genuine nature of Windows 7
The correct activation status appears on the activation section only if the user installs a genuine version of Windows 7 Operating System. The non genuine version will block the system from activating Windows and causes issues. So, the user should check the genuine nature from Windows 7 logo on the system. If the logo is not present at the system, then remove the software and install new true software for Windows 7 along with the purchase of new product key.
Enable Software Protection Service
For enabling Software Protection Service, enter Explorer Windows and open C drive. Double click on 'Windows folder' and then open system32 folder. Inside system32 folder, find 'sppsvc.exe' file and right click on 'Option'. Open properties Windows and enable Software Protection Service by selecting start up type as automatic. The service that is enabled on the system will help in activating the license terms for Windows applications.
The expiry period limit for Windows software is 30 days from the day of installation of the software upon the system. After 30 days, the user will obtain notifications to activate Windows 7 system. The user should activate the system within three days after the appearance of the notification. Else the system prevents the user from activating Windows 7 by making the status as 'not available'. In such situations the user should perform other tasks like automated telephone system to activate Windows 7.
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