How To Fix Activation Error (0xc004f050) in Windows 10

We show you how to fix the activation error 0xc004f050 in Windows 10 with different tips.

Method 1: Upgrade To Windows 10 & Do a Clean Installation

One of the typical errors that we as users or administrators of Windows 10 is to carry out a clean installation, from scratch, of the operating system but not to first update it.

Microsoft has stipulated that the correct way to install Windows 10 is first to carry out the clean installation process.

For this case, we can use the Media Creation Tool utility which can be downloaded at the following link: MEDIA CREATION TOOL

There we select the option “Update this PC now” and follow the steps of the assistant.

Method 2: Verify The Windows 10 Key

The next alternative we have is the possibility of modifying the license associated with the system update we have made.

For this, we go to the Start menu, select the option “Settings.”

Go to “Update & Security” and then to “Activation.”

There we click on the line “Change the product key,” and in the displayed window we will enter the new password and press “Next” to continue with the update process.

Run Troubleshooter in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a useful tool to help us solve multiple failures that are generated in the system or its components and is the problem solver which is responsible for analyzing the problem and correct it automatically, or give us alternative solutions.

For this, we go back to Settings/Update & Security and in the “Troubleshooting.”

Reactivate Windows 10 After Any Hardware Upgrade

Remember that the error 0xc004f050 Windows activation is also generated when there has been some change at the hardware level in the system such as motherboards or hard drives which affects the license/device relationship.

To give a solution, in this case, we have the following alternatives:

  • Install Windows 7 or Windows 8 again and from there upgrade to Windows 10.
  • Buy a new Windows 10 license key.
  • Install Windows 7 or Windows 8 on a new hard drive and upgrade from there to Windows 10.

Thus, we have practical solutions to carry out the correction of this error.

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  1. This stinks I think I was ripped off. I paid thru my PayPal account $99 to the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 Pro but I can’t get it activated.

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