Resolve Error Message of Windows® Activation Expiry
What are the causes of the issue when the user receives "Windows Activation Expired" error message in the system?
The user receives the error message that prompts to activate Windows Operating System, if the period for activating Windows Operating System has expired. The notification displays the following message upon the system ‘Activate Windows now'. Your activation period has expired and Windows is no longer working. To use Windows, you must activate this copy of Windows’. As a result, the user will have only limited access to the Operating System features and the taskbar will be disappeared. Windows system starts operating in reduced function mode. The cause of the issue would be the lack of activation on the Operating System within 30 days activation period. Also Windows Operating System running on the user system would be non genuine. In such cases, the issue occurs while the user changes the hardware components upon the system like upgrading memory or hard disk, etc. The notification will appear along with the solutions for the issue which includes activate Windows online now, buy a new product key online now, retype the product key and show me other ways to activate. The user should click on 'Message' for solving the issue.
Discussed below are some tips to fix the issue:
- Enter the product key
- Activate the Windows
- Install genuine version of Windows
Enter the product key
When "Windows Activation Expired" error message appears on the system, the user should enter the product key of the Operating System software. The key would be the same value that the user enter while installing the software on the system. The key can be seen at the installation CD cover. If the key is lost, then purchase a new product online. The option for purchasing the new product key is also provided at the notification.
Activate the Windows
Another solution for the activation expired notification is to activate Windows Operating System. The user can activate the Windows Operating System online through the option provided with the message. Else the user can activate from the system properties option. Click on 'Start' menu and select the computer option. Then choose the system properties and click on 'Activate Windows now' option at Windows activation section. Then follow the instructions of the on screen wizard while activating the software.
Windows genuine software are the true copy of Windows Operating Systems provided by Microsoft. The user should install only such copies in order to prevent the piracy issues. The product key of the software should be kept safe and also activate the Windows after making any hardware changes upon the system.
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