Windows® 7 activation error
Are you getting errors while activating Windows 7? Learn how to resolve the error
Activation of Windows 7 is the process of registering the operating system and making it legal. In the Windows 7 activation process, Microsoft uses software to check whether your copy of Windows 7 is genuine or not. If you are trying to use MAK or Multiple Activation Key, you can receive error codes. Sometimes genuine or activated Windows 7 might be detected as pirated or illegal. In addition to this, the desktop background might turn black and shows the error message that this copy of Windows is not genuine. The sudden or random deactivation of an activated Windows 7 can be resolved normally by simply restarting the computer so that Windows 7 could re-access the activation status to return the computer to activated status.
The reasons for the activation error message in Windows 7 system and how to fix this problem are given below:
- Reasons for activation error message in Windows 7
- How to fix activation errors in Windows 7
- How do activation errors affect your system
Reasons for activation error message in Windows 7
Most of the activation problems are related to the product key. Without entering the product key, you cannot activate Windows 7. Sometimes you will get error messages regarding invalid product key. This happens in the situations like when you mistyped the product key or it does not match the Windows 7 version installed on your PC. Another error message is that product key is in use on another computer. This can happen when you try to activate Windows 7 on more than one system. "Your activation period has expired" error message is displayed if the activation was not done with stipulated time period.
How to fix activation errors in Windows 7
You can find the product key on the installation disc in the Windows package. For avoiding invalid product key errors, you need to type it correctly. A copy of Windows 7 is valid for only one computer. You should also check whether the product key you are using is valid for Windows 7 version being installed. If you have upgraded to Windows 7, the earlier version of the operating system needs to be there on the computer.
If the activation process of Windows 7 does not happen within the specified period of time, it can lead to the disabling of some features of the operating system. Each operating system has a time frame for activation. If the activation period expires, you will not be able to update your system with the recent updates from Microsoft. If you cannot get recent updates of Windows 7, it might lead to Windows 7 errors.
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