Fix: Error Code 0xc004f050 While Activating in Windows 10

Learn how to fix “error code 0xc004f050” in Windows 10.

If you are using Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, you can upgrade a free to Windows 10, and many users have switched to Windows 10 without any errors. However, some users have reported activation error code 0xc004f050 on Windows 10, so they can’t activate their copy of Windows 10. In this tutorial, I will show you how to fix this error.

Fix: Error Code 0xc004f050 in Windows 10

Error Code 0xc004f050


Error code:0xc004f050 pops up means that your product key doesn’t work. Let me explain first why are you facing error code 0xc004f050? The proper method to switch Windows 10 is to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 first and then you perform a clean install. But some users make a mistake of performing a clean install instead of an upgrade. When you do a clean install, format your hard drive, Windows 10 can’t look for the Hardware ID which is used to verify your license key. So you don’t clean install first because Windows 10 will test if your Windows 7 and Windows 8 is genuine.

How to Fix Error Code 0xc004f050 in Windows 10

Method 1: Upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10

The best method to solve activation error 0xc004f050 on Windows 10 is to do an upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10. and then you can easily format your hard drive and perform a clean install.
You can read more how to upgrade to Windows 10 From Windows 7 and Windows 8 here.

Method 2: Change Your Product Key Windows 10

If you don’t want to use method 1, you need to find Windows 10 product key for your computer. Then you just copy and paste serial key to fix Windows 10 activation error 0xc004f050.

Step 1. Press Windows Key + R, type SLUI 3 and tap Enter to open the Windows Activation dialog box. If the User Account Control dialog box appears,  you click Yes.

SLUI 3
Step 2. Then enter the product key for Windows 10 and click on Activate. Make sure that you connected to the Internet.

enter a product key Windows 10

Hope this tutorial can help you fix error code 0xc004f050 in Windows 10. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can check for the solution in my Windows 10 tips section. Thank you for reading! Can we please hit likes and share on this article?

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