Activation Issues with Microsoft® Windows® 7
Do you know how to resolve activation issues with Windows 7?
Windows 7 activation should be done within 30 days after the installation of Windows software. Else the activation becomes expired and the software stops working. The activation can be processed upon Windows 7 system by navigating to the control panel option and then choosing the system option from the system and security section. At the bottom of the system options Windows, the user can find the activation option along with the activation status. The status described the number of days remaining to activate Windows 7 and also notifies the user whether the activation is expired or unavailable. The activation issues with Windows 7 exits while the activation process is blocked by any of the programs on the system or when the connection failure occurs. As a result, the user could not activate the software and results in ‘Windows 7 activation expired’ condition. Then Windows 7 cannot work in full feature mode and sometimes causes issues with the Operating System.
Discussed below are the causes and tips to resolve activation issues with Windows 7:
- Causes of the issue
- Enable Software Protection Service
- Alternative tips to fix the issue
Causes of the issue
Windows 7 activation not working issue caused on Windows 7 systems may be due to various issues. The disable of 'sppsvc.exe' service upon the Windows 7 due to the action of a WAT remover program is responsible for not working condition of Windows 7 activation. The program will disable 'sppsvc.exe' service and thus causes issue since the service is responsible for the downloading, installing and activating the license terms for Windows and Windows applications. The issues with the connections also cause the not working issues upon Windows 7 systems. The activation also prevented if the copy of the Windows is not genuine.
Enable Software Protection Service
Software Protection Service or 'sppsvc.exe' file can be enabled upon Windows 7 system by following the steps mentioned below. Open Windows Explorer Windows and open C drive where the system files are stored. Open the Windows folder and then system32 folder. Find 'sppsvc.exe' file in the list and then right click 'Option' and select properties Windows. Inside properties, enable the service by choosing start up type as automatic. Thus, the service enabled on the system and the issue would be solved.
The connection to the system should be proper while activating Windows 7 online since the connection issues may stop the activation of the Windows 7. The user should also recommend removing the non genuine copy of Windows 7 Operating System installed on the computer which causes the activation not working and not available issues. The activation failures can also be solved by removing the false copy of the software.
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