Windows 10: Win 10 Activation failed (Error code: 0xC004C003)

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  1.    09 Aug 2015 #61

    ktm583 said: View Post
    Yes, I forgot to mention all the key requests I had to skip.
    Thanks, 1 more question did you changed the Computer Name?, that will displayed somehow in the MSA.
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #62

    ktm583 said: View Post
    Not exactly, when choosing to keep nothing it leaves two partitions on the drive from Windows 7 that are useless, making the total 4 partions because Win 10 makes its own recovery/reserved partition. Sure I could have just repartitioned the drive after the update, but I like starting from a clean slate.
    That has nothing to do with the OS state though. If there's a recovery partition, it's because the OEM set it up, not Windows 7.
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    Windows 10 Standard 64x
       09 Aug 2015 #63

    Mocambo said: View Post
    Thanks, 1 more question did you changed the Computer Name?, that will displayed somehow in the MSA.
    I did not change the computer name until after I verified the clean install was activated.
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    Windows 10 Standard 64x
       09 Aug 2015 #64

    Mystere said: View Post
    That has nothing to do with the OS state though. If there's a recovery partition, it's because the OEM set it up, not Windows 7.
    I'm not so sure it was a recovery partition, it was just some partition left over that windows 7 had created just like windows 10 creates when you install it.
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  5.    09 Aug 2015 #65

    ktm583 said: View Post
    I did not change the computer name until after I verified the clean install was activated.
    thanks


    ktm583 said: View Post
    I'm not so sure it was a recovery partition, it was just some partition left over that windows 7 had created just like windows 10 creates when you install it.
    the upgrade create a 450 MB partition (OEM) its for the rollback I guess.
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  6.    05 Sep 2015 #66

    I need to roll back to win7 to start again - but I do not have a Go Back To Windows 7 option in Update & Security/Recovery(!). I do have Windows.old etc that I can see via Explorer. Is there another way I can roll back to win7?
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  7.    05 Sep 2015 #67

    quarkrad said: View Post
    I need to roll back to win7 to start again - but I do not have a Go Back To Windows 7 option in Update & Security/Recovery(!). I do have Windows.old etc that I can see via Explorer. Is there another way I can roll back to win7?
    There's a rollback opton via the advanced options when booting the iso. 'Go back to previous build' - see if that works.
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  8.    05 Sep 2015 #68

    I have no option to go back to win 7 via the usb stick either.
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home (Core)
       08 Sep 2015 #69

    To everyone reading this, even if you haven't tried any other methods of activating, if you've clean installed and it's not activating this might be the quickest way to get you going. I'd been trying for weeks to get my clean install to activate. Tried everything under the sun to no avail. Windows 8 with MS account activated with all updates, Windows 10 in-place upgrade with MS account and all updates - activated, clean install Windows 10 with MS account - error. To save yourself a ton of time and frustration follow these instructions:


    1. Go to https://partner.support.services.mic...ntact/chat/30/ (not sure if that's the totally right link but that's the last URL I was at to get my fix). You'll need to login with your Microsoft Account.
    2. That will take you to an Online Chat with a 'Microsoft Answer Tech'.I did this on Saturday afternoon. I eventually got connected to 'Jagannatha V',
    3. I told him I was unable to activate a Clean install of Windows 10, how I'd done it on 3 other notebook successfully so I know my process works, etc. He asked for my Windows 8 key (mine was integrated into the BIOS so I had to use a program to get it. I used Method 1 from here: https://itsolutionsblog.net/3-ways-t...8-product-key/)
    4. After he 'validated it' he asked for PoP. I told him it was preinstalled on my notebook but I could give him PoP of the notebook. Not sure why he needed it but he asked for it and I gave him the Sales Order # of my notebook (MSI purchased through Xotic PC if anyone's interested).
    5. After that he asked for, and I gave him, remote access to my notebook.
    6. He connected in provided me a new Windows 10 key, put it in a Notepad document (which I later saved) and activated it. No fuss, no muss.


    I lost probably 20+ hours of my life trying to get this thing to activate and it took that guy 30 minutes to get me going (maybe an hour all in with the wait time to talk to someone). I don't see any restrictions or 'catches' with this method. I gave the guy truthful answers and it didn't cost me anything other than my time. If this saves even 1 person from the hell I went through to get to this point at least it was worth it. Good Luck!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    08 Sep 2015 #70

    Trkkr said: View Post
    To everyone reading this, even if you haven't tried any other methods of activating, if you've clean installed and it's not activating this might be the quickest way to get you going. I'd been trying for weeks to get my clean install to activate. Tried everything under the sun to no avail. Windows 8 with MS account activated with all updates, Windows 10 in-place upgrade with MS account and all updates - activated, clean install Windows 10 with MS account - error. To save yourself a ton of time and frustration follow these instructions:


    1. Go to https://partner.support.services.mic...ntact/chat/30/ (not sure if that's the totally right link but that's the last URL I was at to get my fix). You'll need to login with your Microsoft Account.
    2. That will take you to an Online Chat with a 'Microsoft Answer Tech'.I did this on Saturday afternoon. I eventually got connected to 'Jagannatha V',
    3. I told him I was unable to activate a Clean install of Windows 10, how I'd done it on 3 other notebook successfully so I know my process works, etc. He asked for my Windows 8 key (mine was integrated into the BIOS so I had to use a program to get it. I used Method 1 from here: https://itsolutionsblog.net/3-ways-t...8-product-key/)
    4. After he 'validated it' he asked for PoP. I told him it was preinstalled on my notebook but I could give him PoP of the notebook. Not sure why he needed it but he asked for it and I gave him the Sales Order # of my notebook (MSI purchased through Xotic PC if anyone's interested).
    5. After that he asked for, and I gave him, remote access to my notebook.
    6. He connected in provided me a new Windows 10 key, put it in a Notepad document (which I later saved) and activated it. No fuss, no muss.


    I lost probably 20+ hours of my life trying to get this thing to activate and it took that guy 30 minutes to get me going (maybe an hour all in with the wait time to talk to someone). I don't see any restrictions or 'catches' with this method. I gave the guy truthful answers and it didn't cost me anything other than my time. If this saves even 1 person from the hell I went through to get to this point at least it was worth it. Good Luck!
    yeaaa they basically just told me tough shit buy a new key
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