While it is a rare occurrence, sometimes the Win 7 activation doesn't go as smoothly as you want. Perhaps you missed the thirty day deadline. There's no need to panic, as you can still activate Windows, just manually. To activate manually, click on the START menu and then either click on the link for the Control Panel or you can type in Control Panel within the search text box.
When you get the Control Panel window, locate the System (or System and Security if using the category listing) program and click on it. On this screen, you can see the rating of your computer and, by scrolling the bottom, how many days you have left to activate. If your days have run out, you can still click on the blue Activate Windows Now link and Windows 7 will be activated after a short period of time.
What happens if you tried to activate and got a message that your copy of Windows did not activate or that it may not be a legal copy? In the first few months of the release of WIndows 7, several copies of Windows 7 were illegally floating about on the Internet with ready to use product keys. If you run into trouble while trying to activate Win 7 perhaps you have an illegal copy of Windows or you have purchased a legal copy, but your product key has been used illegally.
There are several ways that you can go about fixing this problem. The first thing is to try and activate Windows again, making sure that you have correctly typed in your product key. Another option is to try and contact Microsoft so you can try activating Windows by telephone. This process can be automated by typing in a sequence of numbers and letting the system check to ensure that again you have a legal copy.
The activation of Windows 7 is very straight forward, even when encountering problem, the process is easy and allows for you to enjoy this new OS by the software giant.
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