But I just tried and it didn't work, so good luck. Step-2: When the search result appears, you see Command Prompt at the top. Do not presume to tell me what I accept or do not accept! The hardware is the best for gaming, but I do not think there is any restrictions there. Windows 10 is surprising lenient in terms of running unactivated. I've tried it on more than one machine and I always get the 0xC004C003 error. I've been talking to Flowteau in private messages as we collect log files.
Solved manually with the Activation Troubleshooter only works if you are an Admin. I had to shut down. Anything that impacts that file can throw up this error. And the only home license I have is for a laptop. It collected some diagnostics error and said it would reboot for me but it never did - the bastard. Has anybody been bold enough to upgrade from W8. You may try several attempts in order to change the keys on your own.
Step-3: A pop-up window of Windows activation appears. Conclusion This is too annoying to have an stop code while activating the operating system. Anywho, I upgraded successfully and probably won't be doing a clean install - but I did run into the activation error. When you upgraded from 8. My laptop is under warranty and underwent motherboard changes earlier also but I never faced this issue. The Windows 10 Download tool can bypass waiting for Windows Update to upgrade to Windows 10. I called Microsoft and explained the situation.
I almost lost my mind. When I go to setting it says Windows cant activate right now. You're right, something must have kept that machine's existence from sticking around on their activation servers. I did not change any hardware. Refer to the below link, to download the media creation tool for Windows 10. Pull your current drive and set it aside.
I tried using it this morning and it doesn't work. Even if you don't want to pay for antivirus protection, you can do better than Windows Defender. I also do not think there is an expiration. Once, when I turned on my laptop, I had a watermark at the bottom of my screen saying 'Activate Windows'. Now you will be given a toll-free number. Windows 10 free upgrade is only available through Windows upgrade. Also, now you can easily clean install your system using Flash drive.
Strange thing is the troubleshooter says I have a windows pro license for a device called destop which is different than the actual device. Because that will reset your system time. At least similar enough for this. Does Microsoft include battery info when they identify hardware for activation purposes? Sign into the Microsoft account you want to link you may need to enter the password to your local account as well. Now I'm having activation problems. Noob question, but I haven't actually done this before. So my key got rejected and was not getting activated.
I am not sure about your issue with deleting the windows. So even if I Bought each individual part and put it together myself I wouldn't qualify as a manufacturer? Step-4: Click on the button Next in order to activate this key. I had run the troubleshooter already and that's how I got the error code but I ran it again just in case something had changed but I hasn't. Well if its like some security features turned off then I guess I should better stay with Windows 7. If the problem is not resolved by this method, you need to proceed on to the next solution. It is as fresh of an install as I am going to get right now I think.
An important note: This troubleshooter will only work after a major hardware change such as a hard drive or motherboard replacement if your Microsoft account is already linked to your Windows 10 digital license. Having many requests to change the flair to unhide this post because there are many people still having problems, up to mods if they want to hide this again. What Causes Windows 10 Activation Error 0X803F7001? My Pro edition when I recently reinstalled it at home still prompted if I wanted to join a domain so features are leaking between the two. Two of my systems with genuine Windows 8 keys are having same problem too. This happens in Japan, Korea, American and many other countries. As per your query, I would like to inform you that; when you change motherboard of your computer, all the setting and configuration will get changed. I was just trying to pass along my observances from using a device that had not been activated.
For more information, refer to the below link: Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. 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 issue still persists after you run the troubleshooter, you can then follow the other methods that are available on the same link. They verified everything was legit, but after awhile, they wouldn't help and asked me to call the oem. You can activate it by again entering your product key in the same computer. The computer seems to be working fine. I just had a Gateway computer that the Motherboard was damaged by lightning.
It is a test device that took us almost 4 months to get because they did not want to provide us with a Windows 10 machine. We will be glad to assist. What are my options besides going back to Windows 7 and staying with it forever aka rage-quit? Back up all of your files first just in case it damages the hard drive. It didn't give me an option or a place to unlock it tho. These are mostly caused by: 1. Despite the introduction of , the number of high-profile incidents with recent updates including one that is off the charts. Error code: 0xC004C003 I did not make any hardware changes! Try the automated system first and only then the human tech support.