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Reinstalled windows 10... will not activate!


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#1 MadmanRB

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 02:43 PM

Okay so today I was having some major issues with windows 10, apps were taking forever to load and i did a defrag and after some more issues i decided to reinstall windows.

But for some reason i keep on getting a error 0xC004C003.

So windows 10 as of now is unactivated, I had a valid key and I thought with UEFI this was not supposed to happen and that my key was linked to my hardware.

And its not like I changed my hardware, its the same hardware as before!

And I was able to do a fresh install before what the hell???

I hope this doesnt mean my windows 10 is toast or heads will bloody roll


Edited by MadmanRB, 24 July 2016 - 02:46 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 03:11 PM

did you buy windows 10 with a key?

 

or did you upgrade from another version?



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 03:12 PM

I upgraded from Windows 7 about a year ago

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 03:15 PM

I upgraded from Windows 7 about a year ago

 

 

you are probably going to need to install windows 7 again and make sure it activates, then do the upgrade to windows 10



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 03:15 PM

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Did you install the same Windows Edition as before?

 

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 03:41 PM


I upgraded from Windows 7 about a year ago

 
 
you are probably going to need to install windows 7 again and make sure it activates, then do the upgrade to windows 10
I shouldn't have to do that kind of crap it would take me days just to get started here there has to be another way

Hi,
 
Did you install the same Windows Edition as before?
 
Make sure the computer have the correct date, time and time zone.

Yeah I've checked everything I have no idea what the hell the cause of this issue is because I verified it. Something weird must be going on with my Hardware and I will boot into Linux to verify

Edited by MadmanRB, 24 July 2016 - 03:44 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 03:50 PM

If you’re activating Windows 10 (Version 1511 or higher), you can use a valid Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 product key.

 

If you have a valid product key, use it to activate Windows:


  1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
  2. Select Change product key, and then enter the 25-character product key.

Edited by Condobloke, 24 July 2016 - 03:51 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 03:59 PM

Your error code is listed here. Contact Customer Support.

 

There are a few reasons why you might see these errors:
 
  • You entered a product key that can't be used to activate Windows. You'll need to enter a different product key or buy a new product key.
  • You upgraded to Windows 10, but the activation servers were busy. If you upgraded from an activated copy ofWindows 7 or Windows 8.1, your copy of Windows 10 will be automatically activated, or you can wait a while and then select Activate. If you continue having problems with activation, contact customer support.
  • You upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, but Windows 10 isn't activated after a reinstall. Your copy of Windows 10 should automatically be activated so long as you didn't make any significant hardware changes to your device (such as replacing the hard drive or motherboard). If you continue having problems with activation, contact customer support.

 

Edit: News to me that replacing a hard drive will cause Windows 10 to lose activation. 


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 July 2016 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 04:04 PM

Well Linux to the rescue apparently because once I jumped back into windows from Linux it actually works now I have no idea why. Must have been a server issue or some issue like that thank goodness because I really didn't want to vomit another $200 to Microsoft right now. Me thinks that this topic should remain up for a bit this in case anyone else has the same issue as it may not be you it might just be Microsoft servers having a little crisis

Edited by MadmanRB, 24 July 2016 - 04:05 PM.

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