What if the Window-7 or Windows-8 activation period has expired?
If you do not want to activate your Windows 7 or the new Windows 8 even though the message "The activation period has expired" appears!
You can postpone the activation for another 30 / 90 days!
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1.) The activation period has expired on Windows 7, and now?
The whole works three times (max ~ 90/270 days).
The process is the same as extending the trial period:
This is especially good if you have not completely installed the hardware or software. Thus, the meaningless activation is avoided.
You can always activate the Windows with a new, - or product key, see:
, or with the already existing! This is possible with Windows 8 and 7, and also with Server 2008 and 2012!
2.) Why Product Activation on Windows 7?
Well, to counteract software piracy, MS has introduced system product activation from Windows XP with Internet Explorer 10/8/7. Here, the installation data is transmitted to the software manufacturer, before the unrestricted and permanent use of the software, or Windows-7 is possible.
3.) How often can Windows 7 be activated?
Windows 7 can be activated several times without problems. I myself have done it over 20 times.
Microsoft has not mentioned any numbers. I think that after a certain activation number the serial number (license) is blocked.
But you should avoid pointless activations and Win-7 activate only if you have made all the settings on the PC, and all drivers are installed.
If you set up the computer for the automatic online activation chose Windows, and not for the phone Windows 7 Activation
, Windows 7 tries to activate itself after three days from your initial login.
Many users are confused when installing from Windows and ask the legitimate question I have paid the Windows why I have to activate it now? But that's not only true for Windows 7 so also the new Windows 10 needs to be activated and many other products that are not from Microsoft. It is made sure that no pirated software is used and that the software development can be continued in the company concerned without experiencing financial difficulties.
FAQ 124: Updated on: 2 July 2018 18:11
Windows-7 - FAQ-124: What if the Window-7 or Windows-8 activation period has expired?
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