Please contact the appropriate company for warranties and acceptable use related to their products. Then manually activated it in the upgraded 10 installation's settings. Today I upraded from Win7 to Win10 via the Windows update thing in Win7. I downloaded windows 64 bit and let it install. The only way to activate now seems to buy another copy of Windows 8.
I'll report back when i'm home in one week. Now the new Windows version is not activated. I was first told to wait 24-48 hours too, but I quickly realized I just had a generic key now and that everyone who properly activated their upgraded install no longer has this issue on their new clean install. Guess i'll have to call microsoft support then. I wanted to check if everything ran fine, but i wanted to get a clean isntall. Right-click on the Start menu button and select Command Prompt Admin. Now lets see how to fix this Issue.
If this is indeed a generic key no coincidence both of ours and everyone else with this issue has these same last digits of as well I believe we are indeed screwed. I fell victim to that as well. Give them all relevant information and they will be sure to help accordingly. Everything was working fine up until I initiated a Windows recovery. Changing cpu's, hdd's ram and graphics cards have never bothered Microsoft. Looks like you had more luck than me with their support.
If you don't want to struggle with manual repair techniques, please use the automatic software. How to get email support to with a person at Microsoft who can handle Activation key based issues? It should be activated by now, and It sounds like I did it wrong, as I tried just using the product key with jelly bean as well. If the upgrade went through your Windows 7 key won't be legit anymore. Alternatively would my Windows 7 key still work? I did an upgrade from Windows 8. They cannot do anything about it they said. This is most likely due to the overload on the Windows Update servers, so bear with Microsoft. Hello everyone, This issue started after the first time I used a pre-installed windows 8 pro on Lenovo x230.
One might see this error right after the installation or re-installation of Window 10 update. You can try spamming the activate button since that worked for some people. Windows 10 Activation Error 0xc004c003 are found to be extremely harmful to your system, therefore, it is advised to fix them immediately without wasting any time. Will I be activated automatically soon? Among many errors, one of the common errors that are in trend nowadays is Error code 0xC004C003. I have used Easeus and Acronis in the past with Windows 7, always with bootable media to do the clone.
If you install Windows 10 for the first time ever without upgrading from a previous Windows version , then you need a new key and you cannot use a Windows 7 or 8. Even then, it may require a brand new clean installation that skipped the key entry in the first few steps, so going through all of this still may be a bust for my current clean install. I gave the guy truthful answers and it didn't cost me anything other than my time. Over time, your computer accumulates junk files from normal web surfing and computer use. Almost failed I can't do a clone or a system image.
This error may appear on those computers or laptops who are trying to install the Windows 10. . The next steps in manually editing your registry will not be discussed in this article due to the high risk of damaging your system. He again brought up the notepad and pasted in my new Win 10 key and he asking me to save the key in a safe place. Later i did a fresh install and Windows 10 activated automatically as it should.
If this is indeed a generic key no coincidence both of ours and everyone else with this issue has these same last digits of as well I believe we are indeed screwed. Also, my Microsoft account has another 27 days left before the security details fully change, could this be the reason why it is not activating? The good news is that you can often update the device driver to fix the Error 0xC004C003 problem. When i was done upgrading i checked my Key via Magic Jelly Bean Keyfinder. I did the free upgrade from windows 8. Best of luck to you.
If you were like me and you thought Windows was smarter than that, you took that generic key given before manual activation and tried to use it on a brand new clean installation. Make sure you are logged into an administrator profile; otherwise this check will not work. I will backup key just in case, not sure it is needed. However they later reported after some more attempts, no issue was found in the way the operating system updated and that the activation process went smoothly. It should be activated by now, and It sounds like I did it wrong, as I tried just using the product key with jelly bean as well. It will diagnose your damaged computer. It seems to happen when there is an issue between the new upgraded install and the key used in activation.
We will help you out in the best bes way possible. The culprit — overloaded activation servers. If you fixed this another method, or yours already activated somehow, please let me know. Guess i'll try the solution you mentioned if it didn't activate. The help I need is as follows: 1. Next, I entered that key into the Activation menu and it worked.