Resolve Windows® Activation 'Not Available' Issue
Do you know how to resolve Windows activation 'Not Available' issue?
The user can activate Windows Operating System installed on the computer through the activation option at the system properties. The option can be accessed from the system and security at the control panel. The activation of Windows will avoid the error messages that will be displayed on the system about expired Windows software copy. After the hardware changes upon the system, the user should activate the Windows. But the user may receive the notification that Windows activation 'Not Available'. The system properties Windows will display the status of Windows activation as 'Not Available' along with the product key 'Not Available' notification. The user will be prevented from activating the Windows copy of software upon the system and thus results in not working condition of the Operating System.
Discussed below are the causes and tips to fix such issues:
- Causes of the issue
- Enable the software protection service
- Alternative tips to fix the issue
Causes of the issue
Software Protection Service or 'sppsvc.exe' upon the system will enable the installation, download, licensing activations, etc for Windows and Windows application programs upon the system. If the service is disabled due to any actions on the system like the running of any WAT removal application, then the activation status would not be available to the user. The corruptions on the existing Windows software also cause the issue.
Enable software protection service
Open Windows Explorer Windows and double click on 'C' drive where the user system details and files have been stored. Open the Windows folder and then System32 folder. Find 'sppsvc.exe' from the list and open properties Windows. Enable Software Protection Service option on Windows by selecting the automatic (delayed start) option in start up type. Now the error would be resolved.
Windows activation 'Not Available' issue would be resolved after enabling Software Protection Service upon the system. The program that disables 'sppsvc.exe' on the system should be removed after the process and then only the user should enable the protection service. But sometimes, the issue still exists due to non genuine version of Windows software. Such versions would be pirated ones and cause issues with the users. Avoid purchasing such software. Contact Microsoft technical support website for obtaining true copies.
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