Activation issues observed in Windows® 7
What are the difficulties encountered while activating Windows 7? What causes these difficulties?
When you install Windows 7 operating system, it is necessary to activate the Operating System within 30 days for getting all the benefit of the product. Otherwise you could not get the features of the Operating System. To activate Windows 7, install the windows 7 Operating System software. If you got the error "0xC004F061", it implies that the product key of upgraded version and the previous version was not in the system when windows 7 was installed. If you mistype your product key, it would indicate the activation as invalid. If the product key doesn't match the installed version of the Operating System, it would cause the activation invalid errors on Windows 7. Ensure that product key is compatible with the version of the Operating System which is going to be activated.
Following are the common issues that come up while activating Windows 7:
- Lack of power backup
- Use of invalid product key
- Use of non-genuine Windows 7
Lack of power backup
While activating Windows 7 it is necessary to have a proper power backup for doing the activation process. If power loss occurs you could not complete the activation process. And you have to again do all the activation steps from the beginning. It takes a lot of time. So, before doing the activation process confirm that you have a proper power back up.
Use of invalid product key
If you are using the product key which is not matching the installed Operating System then it displays invalid 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 then buy a new one to activate Windows. If you mistyped the product key it also causes activation issues.
It is necessary to install the genuine copy of Windows 7. Genuine Windows is a licensed copy of Windows. The new copy of Windows 7 comes with a new product key, and could be used to activate the current version in your system. Only using genuine Windows you could get the latest update from Microsoft. The product key might not work with a non-genuine Windows software. Always use authentic websites to download the Operating System.
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