Fix the Windows® 7 invalid activation issue
What is the invalid activation error in Windows 7 and methods to fix the issue?
Windows 7 is a good operating system which has enhanced security, reliability, and provides high performance. This operating system has fast booting time and offers a user-friendly environment. After installing Windows 7, it is necessary to activate the operating system within 30 days. For instance if you get the error "0xC004F061", it implies that the product key of the upgraded version and the previous version was not in the system when Windows 7 was installed. If you mistyped your product key, it would indicate the activation invalid errors. If the product key which is not matching the installed version of the operating system, it can cause the invalid activation errors in Windows 7. Ensure that product key is for the version of the operating System which is going to be activated.
Following are the different ways to fix the invalid activation errors in Windows 7:
- Verify the product key version
- Use genuine Windows 7
- Type the correct product key
Verify the product key version
Product key is needed for Windows 7 activation. If you are using the product key which is not matching the installed operating system, it results in the invalid activation errors. You could get the appropriate product key through websites by giving the specification of the product key in your system. If you could not get the product key, buy a new one to activate Windows.
Use genuine Windows 7
It is necessary to install the genuine copy of Windows 7. Genuine Windows is a licensed copy of Windows. The new copy of Windows comes with new product key, which could be used to activate the current version in your system. Only using genuine Windows 7, you could get the latest update from Microsoft. The product key might not be work with pirated versions of Windows. Always use the authentic websites to download the operating system.
The most common issue occurs due to the mistyping of the product key. There is a chance to enter the wrong product key while typing the long string of random characters. To solve this problem you could retype the product key. Before doing the installation process, if you try to format the drive, you could not get the upgrade product key to activate Windows 7.
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