Solution to Windows 7 Activation Status Not Available or SLMgr 0×80070422 Error

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Activation for Windows 7 is necessary to enjoy fully featured version. Users can activate their copy of Windows 7 from System Properties. To view system activation status, one needs to navigate to Control Panel >> System and Security >> System. However, few times Windows activation is displaying errors such as activation status not available, Product ID not available etc. The error code SLMgr 0x80070422 is getting displayed.

Windows 7 activation status not available

When one user runs slgmr -dli or slmgr -dlv commands to see Windows 7 activation status, it shows a error code like below :

On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run ’slui.exe 0×2a0×80070422′ to display the error text.
Error: 0×80070422

SLMgr 0×80070422

Now when the user runs slui.exe 0×2a0×80070422, the error code comes out like below :

Error 0×80070422: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

The above errors do happen because of (sppsvc.exe), better known as Software Protection Service which is responsible for the download, installation and enforcement of digital licenses for Windows and it’s applications is disabled or being prevented from running. If you have used Windows 7 crack to crack Windows 7 activation, the service is likely to be disabled.

To get rid of this problem, you must turn on software protection feature. Set it’s startup type to Automatic (Delayed Start) and the error should get fixed now.

Enable Software Protection

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