Error code: 0xC004C003

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  1. senthiele

    senthiele Honorable Member

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    anyone know y am getting this error. I have my key and everthing so I cant figure out what is going on
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    You have your key to what exactly?

    When are you getting the error message?
     
  3. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    error code: 0xC004C003 is Microsoft your key failed to activate... at a guess you tried to do a clean install first without upgrading to get your wx key or you tried to use some [insert image tool] to clone a wx from another system.

    opps: I'll butt out... your fast Saltgrass!
     
  4. Oliver S

    Oliver S New Member

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    Hey,

    I have been browsing Google searching for people (such as OP) with the same problem as me.

    I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, then did a clean install. Currently it has been a week and Windows has not re-activated yet.
     
  5. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    When I did a clean install, the system activated before I even signed into the Microsoft Account. Remember, you do not use a Windows 7 or Windows 8 key, they become useless with Windows 10.

    You did have to complete an upgrade on a qualifying system and probably have signed into a Microsoft Account. If the process did not complete, the clean install will not activate. I have had several systems that would not activate in certain circumstances and have never seen that error.
     
  6. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Its easy to do;
    1. start with w7 pro... upgrade it to wx pro
    then get a bit mixed up when you go to make your fresh install and
    2. install wx home... when you try to activate you will get this error

    I can think of other ways but that would have to be the most common.
     

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