As far as various User experiences with the support go, you should be okay once you contact them and tell them your issue and the error code you see. Preinstalled copies of Windows have always had the same licensing issue and when the manufacturer's mobo is replaced by a retail mobo the user has to purchase a retail copy of Windows. Filed Under: Tagged With: About Anubhab Chakraborty. It is related to the activation process. Oct 30, 2015 laptop has Win 10 that was an free upgrade from Windows 7. Then manually activated it in the upgraded 10 installation's settings. Before making the contact Make sure you have your handy.
Recheck the windows update, whether this error code 0xc004c003 is fixed or not. So, you need to be patient. I have a Windows 10 key which was blocked and it was activated automatically after entering the numbers displayed on slui 4 over the phone with their robot answering thing. Neither on your initial upgrade or on a subsequent clean install. If you are sure you are upgraded to Windows 10 from a legal activated copy of Windows 7 or 8.
Most of the users have taken the benefit of Free Upgrade to Windows 10, 8. I gave the guy truthful answers and it didn't cost me anything other than my time. I upgraded to Windows 10 last year. Microsoft has really upped its game in terms of Customer support lately, addressing to various issues, pushing user specific updates and also taking remote access of the computer in case of major issues. Everything was working fine up until I initiated a Windows recovery. However, the digital license may be broken when replacing the motherboard or the hard drive , which is why Windows activation may fail with an error code 0xC004C003.
I eventually got connected to 'Jagannatha V', 3. However, windows says that my product key doesn't work and gives the error 0xC004C003 I bought my licence as a Windows 8 Pro licence a few years ago from Microsoft Store and I upgraded it to Windows 8. I lost probably 20+ hours of my life trying to get this thing to activate and it took that guy 30 minutes to get me going maybe an hour all in with the wait time to talk to someone. In that case you could try slui 4 from command prompt if you haven't already. Aug 20, 2015 I updated to build 10525 from an activated pro build 10240 this morning. My Microsoft Account feels like a local account with Cortana's benefits thanks to this, besides Microsoft mining every bit of metadata they legally can from me. Error code: 0xC004C003 Aug 15, 2015 I had upgraded from W8.
So I went back to Windows 7, and I want to install Windows 10 again as soon as I find out why it cannot be activated. I dont understand where error. Found a great utility, that, after running, gave me a product code that looked very promising. I skipped all prompts to enter a key and it activated automatically. 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.
Or do you have to keep trying and trying, like some one suggested? Avail best help to fix any sort of issues in your Microsoft Windows. Thus many users attempting a clean install of Windows 10 on their machine may have been greeted with the error 0xC003C004 while activating their Windows 10 ,upon its installation. I already went through that struggle too man. Actually, what he means is you can call a Microsoft Activation Center. Right now, the only option to address this is to purchase a new key from Microsoft. Here's the complete discussion I had with Microsoft's rep just a moment ago.
I did not make any hardware changes, except followed the instructions to recover Windows. If everything fails, some people said they have to do what i did and reinstall their old windows again, upgrade and then clean install all over again. That will take you to an Online Chat with a 'Microsoft Answer Tech'. This will open Windows Activation. Jul 30, 2015 I took part in the free upgrade offer from 7 and used the media creation tool to upgrade probably should have waited for the upgrade notification but meh , It worked my windows 10 is activated but, I noticed that it wasn't a clean install and I'm not too fond of that so is it possible for me to do a clean install and be able to activate it still? I'm hesitant to try again.
I have not checked it out yet, myself because for me, the activation center opens at 5 a. Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox! Right now, however, many claim that waiting doesn't make any difference, so if there's indeed some issue, Microsoft had better come up with a workaround very soon because the number of upgraders is increasing at a really fast pace. If the upgrade went through your Windows 7 key won't be legit anymore. Activation was not affected in either copy of Windows. I have a digital license for Windows 10. I did this on Saturday afternoon.
I did this on Saturday afternoon. Windows 10: Win 10 Activation failed Error code: 0xC004C003 Discus and support Win 10 Activation failed Error code: 0xC004C003 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; As long as you can find a way to get the full 25 digit key and enter it manually into the activation screen, it should be fine. Oh, sorry about that - I just assumed I guess I've got egg on my face then. Thanks guys for the great tip. Do I have to revert back to 8.