Activation is the common process to verify the originality of the Windows copy if it is genuine and has not been used on other devices. In this process, you can get some  Windows 10 activation errors that can be resolved easily by following some commonly known methods. Are you facing Windows 10 activation error after the fresh installation of OS or after the update of current versions such as Windows 7 or Windows 8?

If yes, then this article would be helpful as it contains easy and simple fixes for common Windows 10 activation errors. The errors can be due to several reasons such as blocked product key

How to resolve Windows 10 activation errors 0xC004C003? 

Please follow the below steps to reset the PC in order to fix this issue. Caution: Please take the full system backup of your files before performing the steps because it will delete entire files and folders in the system drive.

Total Time: 5 minutes

Method 1: Reset your PC

Please follow the below steps to reset the PC in order to fix this issue. Caution: Please take the full system backup of your files before performing the steps because it will delete entire files and folders in the system drive.
Step 1: Click on Windows/Start button and settings
Step 2: Click on Update & Security Option
Step 3: Click on Reset this PC

Method 2: Clean Booting of Computer

Step 1: Type runs and type MSConfig and click OK.
Step 2: Click on the General tab and then navigate to Selective startup
Step 3: If the check box of Load Startup items is ticked, uncheck it and click Ok.
Step 4: Click on the services tab and click on Hide all Microsoft Services Checkbox.

Method 3: Perform SFC scan

Performing this action will scan the protected system files and replace the corrupted file with a cached copy located at %Windir%\System 32\dllcache. It is nothing but an Operating system folder.

Step 1: Launch Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2: Type SFC/scannow and execute the command by clicking enter 
Step 3: This scanning process will take some time and if it displays errors. Please take the corresponding action for that error.

Method 4: Using Command Prompt

Step 1: Launch Command Prompt by typing cmd in run and run as administrator by right-clicking on it.
Step 2: Type wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OAxOriginalProductKey and execute the command by pressing Enter key. This will display the product key.
Step 3: Click on Start -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Activation -> Change product key
Step 4: Enter a 25 digit product key.

How to resolve Activation error 0x8007232B?

This error occurs due to Key Management Server down the issue. Since this is a DNS issue, we need to troubleshoot the DNS by using the network troubleshooter or flushing the DNS cache.

  • Step 1: Click on Start -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Troubleshooting and try flushing DNS
  • Step 2: You can establish a connection with KMS forcibly by executing the below command in run
    • Slmgr.vbs/skma <kms_host_name>

How to resolve Activation error 0x80072F8F?

This error occurs due to incorrect or incompatible blocking configurations.

Solution 1: Set the correct time and date

Click on Windows button -> Settings -> Time & language -> Date & time and set the correct date and time zone.

Solution 2: Disable the Firewall

There is a chance thatyour Firewall is blocking the connection to Windows Update Servers. So, disable the firewall temporarily and check whether it is resolved or not.

Solution 3: Re-registration of DLL files

Please follow the below steps to re-register DLL files

  • Step 1: Click on Windows /Start button and Type run and tap the enter button
  • Step 2: Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter Key together and then click yes on the prompt
  • Step 3: On-Command prompt window, type the following command 
    • regsvr32 Wintrust.dll
  • Step 4: Type the following command and hit enter
    • regsvr32 Initpki.dll
  • Step 5: Type the following command and hit enter
    • regsvr32 Mssip32.dll
  • Step 6: Restart your system. 

Solution 4:  Change the registry value

To change the registry key value, follow the below steps

  • Step 1: Click on Windows /Start button and Type run and tap the enter button
  • Step 2: Type Regedit and click on OK Button
  • Step 3: now check for the presence of Key by navigating to the following path
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup/OOBE
  • Step 4: Double click on MediaBootInstall and change its value from 1 to 0.
  • Step 5: Close the Registry Editor.
  • Step 6: Launch command prompt and type slmgr / rearm and execute the command.
  • Step 7: Restart your system

How to resolve the error 0xC004E003?

Reset your PC

Please follow the below steps to reset the PC in order to fix this issue. Caution: Please take the full system backup of your files before performing the steps because it will delete entire files and folders in the system drive.
Step 1: Click on Windows/Start button and settings
Step 2: Click on Update & Security Option
Step 3: Click on Reset this PC

How to resolve the error 0xC004C4AE?

This error is due to the presence of an unsupported language pack in your system that is introduced by other third-party applications.

Solution: Stop the installation by revoking the system to the previous point

Go back to the previous point where the Windows was working perfectly fine and then remove the language pack. 

How to resolve the error 0xC004F061?

This error occurs due to the policy of Microsoft that the specified product key can be used for upgrading, not for clean installations. It happens because Windows is installed on multiple hard drives of the same computer.

This can be fixed by flowing steps.

To change the registry key value, follow the below steps

  • Step 1: Click on Windows /Start button and Type run and tap the enter button
  • Step 2: Type regedit32.exe and click on OK Button
  • Step 3: now check for the presence of Key by navigating to the following path
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup/OOBE
  • Step 4: Double click on MediaBootInstall and change its value from 0 to 1.
  • Step 5: Close the Registry Editor
  • Step 6: Launch command prompt and type slmgr / rearm and execute the command.
  • Step 7: If the product key is asked, please enter it.
  • Step 8: Restart your system

These are the commonly occurring errors when installing or upgrading the OS of your system. If you are facing errors other than the above mentioned, do check the article that addresses other errors and their fixes.

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