When you install the windows you get a notification to activate them. In order to activate the windows, it is important to follow the installation process and enter the product code. One Windows activation key can be used in three computers. When you use the same copy to install in windows for more than one computer then sometimes the activation becomes failed. If you do not activate Windows 7 with any specific period of time then automatically your screen background image turns to black. This behaviour of background turning black continues and till the time you activate Windows 7.
Sometimes when you try to activate Windows 7 online some error occurs. The error that occurs while activating Windows 7 is error 0xC004E003. Even if you enter the right Windows product key then also this error shows. No, you must be thinking about how to solve the Windows 7 activation issue. Well to help you out here we have given the easy methods to activate Windows 7 easily.
In the below section we have given three methods that you can use to activate Windows 7. Before starting the procedure we want to suggest you follow each procedure carefully and completely. If you miss even a single step the procedure will not be completed and you will not be able to activate Windows 7.
How to Resolve Windows 7 activation Issue
Method 1: Activate Windows over the phone
To activate Windows over phone first of all, Windows will detect your computer Product Key by using the data sent to the telephone. Thereafter it will send you an activation code on your phone.
- To open run you are required to press Windows Key + R
- Type ‘SLUI 4’
- Thereafter hit on the Enter tab to open the Windows Activation dialogue box
- Choose the country you are residing in from the drop-down menu
- Hit on Next tab
- Some toll-free phone numbers will appear on the next screen
- You can call any of the toll-free numbers
- Follow the automated process.
- Now you need to give the mentioned numbers to the customer care executive and then you will get a Confirmation ID, which you will need to enter.
- After entering the key you need to hit on Activate option available
Method 2: Change the product key
Sometimes due to getting stick to a wrong product key, windows show such errors. In order to solve the issue, you are required to change the wrong key to the correct and exact key. The product key on the sticker must be given in 25 characters. You will see the window key like: xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
- To open and Run first of all you are required to use Windows Key + R
- Thereafter press the keys ‘SLUI 3’
- Press the enter tab to view the Windows Activation dialogue box
- Enter the Product key you have and then hit on the Activation tab.
- To complete the procedure it is important to be connected to the internet
Method 3: Rearm Windows then activate
Rearming Windows is a procedure to remove all the corrupt and stuck keys from the device. Sometimes it happens that the Windows activation procedure stuck the halfway and in this situation rearming procedure helps a lot. This is the easiest procedure to activate the windows.
- First of all, go to the start tab and then enter CMD in the searching box
- You will see CMD in the search results
- Right click on it and then choose ‘Run as administrator’ tab
- Once your commands are accepted, you need to type “regedit”
- Thereafter hit on t enter tab to open the registry of the system.
- You need to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/mediabootinstall
- Change the value to zero (0) by double-clicking
- Again go to the command box and enter slmgr /rearm
- Thereafter you need to restart the computer
- Re-enter the product key just by using the Windows Activation link
- You can also press windows key + R to open run, type ‘SLUI 1’ and activate your PC
- Do not forget to restart the computer device after completing the procedure.
Hence these are the methods you can follow to Activate Windows 7. If you want to get accurate results then it is important to follow each and every step carefully and completely. The incomplete procedure will not help you to Activate Windows 7.If you are not having a Windows product key then you can activate your Windows 7 without a product key and you just have to read further our related article.