Fix Windows® 7 Activation Status 'Not Available' Issue
Do you know about the causes of Windows 7 activation status 'not available' issue?
Windows 7 users can activate Windows copy on the system from activation section at the system properties. The activation status of Windows 7 system would be displayed at the system properties. The user can access the system properties from the control panel. Open the start menu and click on 'Control panel' option. Then select the system and security option inside the control panel. Now choose the system and then system properties. In the properties Windows, the status of Windows activation can be viewed. The activation status becomes unavailable sometimes. The user can view the activation status as 'not available' along with 'Product ID not available' option. As a result, the user can not activate Windows software on the system. Thus, it results in not working condition of the software. Windows becomes expired and notifies the user frequently and also results in reduced feature mode running of the Windows over the system.
Discussed below are the causes and tips to resolve the issues:
- Causes of the issue
- Check whether Windows 7 is genuine
- Check whether 'sppsvc.exe' is enabled
Causes of the issue
The issues that cause the activation status 'not available' in Windows 7 Operating Systems may be the results of any of the program that is disabled on the system. The running of Windows 7 WAT remover or disabler software on the system will sometimes disable Software Protection Service on the system. Thus, the system would be prevented from activating Windows since the service is responsible for downloading, installing and activating the licensing of Windows and Windows applications upon the system. The non genuine version of the Windows software also causes the issue. The issue also pertains while Internet connection for activating the Windows is not available.
Check whether Windows 7 is genuine
The user can only activate the genuine versions of Windows Operating System softwares. If Windows 7 installed on the system is not genuine version, then the status for activating Windows would become not available. In such cases, the product ID will also be unavailable. The genuine logo for Windows 7 will also be missing there. So, buy a genuine version of Windows software from Microsoft providers.
Open Windows folder at C drive which stores the system files. In the folder, find system32 folder and then choose 'sppsvc.exe' file. Right click on 'Option' to open properties Windows. In the properties option, check whether Software Protection Service is turned on and if not turn on the service by setting start up type to automatic (delayed start). The issue would be solved after the enabling of the service.
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