Activation error 0xc004f050

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  1. Posts : 88
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       #1

    Activation error 0xc004f050


    I'm struggling to get my activation code to work, every time I enter the code, I get error 0xc004f050

    When I'm in the settings menu, I keep getting a message "you need to activate windows before you can personalise this PC"

    Any help would be appreciated
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  2. Posts : 3,446
       #2

    Take a guess said:
    I'm struggling to get my activation code to work, every time I enter the code, I get error 0xc004f050

    When I'm in the settings menu, I keep getting a message "you need to activate windows before you can personalise this PC"

    Any help would be appreciated
    We will need a lot more info bud, see Activation troubleshooting - Windows 10 Forums

    Run either tool - we just need some basic info to begin with.

    See also Error Code 0xc004F050 Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    May be a key/edition mismatch...
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  3. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 - 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi

    Thank you for helping, I run the activate troubleshooting link you attached, the report quoted a different key to what I have.

    I've entered the key quoted on the report, initially I got past activation stage, but then got a message "unable to activate due to error OxcOO4c008
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  4. Posts : 3,446
       #4

    OK, give me some background on your key and installation... (Sorry I neglected to say to post the report you get- I need to see the info on your PC)
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  5. Posts : 3,446
       #5

    @Take a guess

    You can delete the image... it has your key - BTW you can click it to mask but that's irrelevant now - click the Save Report button and post the report rather.
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  6. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 - 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Sorry if I'm not understanding your instructions

    Is this the report you require, Licensing Diag

    Param([Parameter(Position=1)]
    [switch]$Show = $false
    )

    $OutputFile = Join-Path $env:USERPROFILE -ChildPath "\Desktop\LicensingDiag.txt"

    $CabFile = -join ($env:TEMP, "", $env:computername, (Get-Date -UFormat "_%Y-%m-%d_"), "diag.cab")

    $Extracted = Join-Path $env:TEMP -ChildPath "\Extracted"

    if (Test-Path($Extracted)) { Remove-Item $Extracted -Recurse -Force }
    if (Test-Path($CabFile)) { Remove-Item $CabFile -Force }
    if (Test-Path($OutputFile)) { Remove-Item $OutputFile -Force }

    function MaskKey($PKey){

    if ($Show -ne $true){

    [string[]] $KeyArray = $PKey.Split('-')

    for ($x = 0; $x -lt $KeyArray.Count-1; $x++) {

    $KeyArray[$x] = "*****-"
    }
    return [string] $KeyArray -replace " ", ""
    }
    else {
    return [string] $PKey
    }
    }

    function Get-WindowsKey ($encoded) {
    $HexString = [Convert]::FromBase64String($encoded) | Format-Hex | Select-Object -Expand Bytes | ForEach-Object { '0x{0:x2}' -f $_ }

    [string[]] $digitalProductId = $HexString[52..66]

    New-Variable -Name base24 -Value 'BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789' -Option Const
    New-Variable -Name cryptedStringLength -Value 24 -Option Const
    New-Variable -Name decryptionLength -Value 14 -Option Const
    New-Variable -Name decryptedKey -Value ([String]::Empty)

    $containsN = ($digitalProductId[$decryptionLength] -shr 3) -bAnd 1
    $digitalProductId[$decryptionLength] = [Byte]($digitalProductId[$decryptionLength] -bAnd 0xF7)
    for ($i = $cryptedStringLength; $i -ge 0; $i--) {
    $digitMapIndex = 0
    for ($j = $decryptionLength; $j -ge 0; $j--) {
    $digitMapIndex = [Int16]($digitMapIndex -shl 8 -bXor $digitalProductId[$j])
    $digitalProductId[$j] = [Byte][Math]::Floor($digitMapIndex / $base24.Length)
    $digitMapIndex = [Int16]($digitMapIndex % $base24.Length)
    }
    $decryptedKey = $decryptedKey.Insert(0, $base24[$digitMapIndex])
    }
    if ([Boolean]$containsN){
    $firstCharIndex = 0
    for ($index = 0; $index -lt $cryptedStringLength; $index++)
    {
    if ($decryptedKey[0] -ne $base24[$index]) {
    continue
    }
    $firstCharIndex = $index
    break
    }
    $keyWithN = $decryptedKey
    $keyWithN = $keyWithN.Remove(0, 1)
    $keyWithN = $keyWithN.Substring(0, $firstCharIndex) + 'N' + $keyWithN.Remove(0, $firstCharIndex)
    $decryptedKey = $keyWithN;
    }
    $returnValue = $decryptedKey
    for ($t = 20; $t -ge 5; $t -= 5)
    {
    $returnValue = $returnValue.Insert($t, '-')
    }
    return $returnValue
    }

    Invoke-Expression -Command (Join-Path $env:SystemRoot -ChildPath "\system32\licensingdiag.exe -q") | Out-Null

    #Create a folder and extract cab file
    New-Item $Extracted -Type directory | Out-Null

    Invoke-Expression -Command ('expand -F:* $CabFile $Extracted') | Out-Null

    #We now have 2 sub-dir's CLIP and SPP in $Extracted folder
    [xml] $xmlSPPData = Get-Content (Join-Path $Extracted -ChildPath "\SPP\SppDiagReport.xml")

    $OAKey = $xmlSPPData.DiagReport.LicensingData.OA3ProductKey

    $xmlSPPData.DiagReport.LicensingData.OA3ProductKey = MaskKey($OAKey)

    if ([environment]::OSVersion.Version.Build -gt 14393) {

    [xml] $xmlServerProps = $xmlSPPData.DiagReport.GenuineAuthz.ServerProps.Replace($OAKey,(MaskKey($OAKey)))

    foreach ($node in $xmlServerProps.genuineAuthorization.genuineProperties) {
    $ServerProps = "`r`n" + $node.InnerText
    }
    }
    else {
    $ServerProps = "`r`n" + $node.InnerText
    }

    $xmlSPPData.DiagReport.GenuineAuthz.ServerProps = $ServerProps.Replace(';',"`r`n" )


    #Create ArrayLists to store info from each folder
    $SPPInfo = New-Object System.Collections.ArrayList
    $CLIPInfo = New-Object System.Collections.ArrayList

    #Format XML
    $SPPInfo.Add('--------- Licensing Data ---------')

    foreach ($nodes in $xmlSPPData.DiagReport.ChildNodes)
    {
    foreach ($node in $nodes.ChildNodes )
    {
    $SPPInfo.Add($node.Name + ": " + $node.InnerText)
    }
    }

    #Add H/W data
    [xml] $xmlCLIP = Get-Content (Join-Path $Extracted -ChildPath "\CLIP\HardwareData.xml")

    $CLIPInfo.Add(" `r`n" + "--------- Hardware Data ---------")

    foreach ($nodes in $xmlCLIP.HardwareID.ChildNodes)
    {
    foreach ($node in $nodes)
    {
    $CLIPInfo.Add( "+" + $node.LocalName + ': ' + $node.path)

    foreach ($element in $node.ChildNodes)
    {
    switch ($element.name){
    'OSProductPfn' {$OSProductPfn = $element.InnerText}
    'BackupProductKeyDefault' { $element.InnerText = MaskKey($element.InnerText)}
    'LastBiosKey' { $element.InnerText = MaskKey($element.InnerText)}
    'DigitalProductId' {if($Show -eq $true){$element.InnerText = Get-WindowsKey ($element.InnerText)}}
    'DigitalProductId4' {if($Show -eq $true) {
    $element.InnerText =[Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetString([Convert]::FromBase64String($element.InnerText)) -replace '[\W]', ""}}
    else {$element.InnerText = "Encoded info redacted"}
    }
    switch ($Show){
    $true {
    if ($node.LocalName -ccontains'LegacyHWID') {$element.InnerText =[Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetString([Convert]::FromBase64String($element.InnerText)) -replace '[\W]', " "}
    if ($node.LocalName -ccontains 'SMBIOS') {$element.InnerText =[Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetString([Convert]::FromBase64String($element.InnerText)) -replace '[\W]', " " }
    }
    $false {
    #Remove unnecesary info for brevity
    if ($element.name -eq 'DigitalProductId4') {$element.InnerText = "Encoded info redacted"}
    if ($node.LocalName -ccontains'LegacyHWID') {$element.InnerText = "Encrypted info redacted"}
    if ($node.LocalName -ccontains 'SMBIOS') {$element.InnerText = "Encrypted info redacted"}
    }
    }
    $CLIPInfo.Add(" " + $element.name + ": " + $element.InnerText)
    }
    }
    }
    #Add Event log data
    $SPPInfo.Add(" `r`n" + "--------- SPP Event log data ---------")

    $XPathSPP = "*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP'] and (Level=2)]]"

    #TO DO:
    #$XPathTask = "*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP'] and EventID=1061]]"

    $SPPEvents = Get-WinEvent -Path (Join-Path $Extracted -ChildPath '\SPP\SppDiagEvents.evtx') -FilterXPath $XPathSPP -ErrorAction Ignore

    if ($SPPEvents.Count -ne 0) {
    foreach ($SPPevent in $SPPEvents)
    {
    $SPPInfo.Add($SPPevent.Message)
    }
    }
    else {
    $SPPInfo.Add("No SPP event log errors found!")
    }


    #Get installed digital licences
    $CLIPInfo.Add(" `r`n" + "--------- Clip Event log data ---------")

    $XPathClip = "*[System[(EventID=116)]]" #These are only installed licences

    $ClipEvents = Get-WinEvent -Path (Join-Path $Extracted -ChildPath '\CLIP\Client-Licensing.evtx') -FilterXPath $XPathClip -Oldest -ErrorAction Ignore

    if ($ClipEvents.Count -ne 0) {
    foreach ($ClipEvent in $ClipEvents)
    {
    if ($ClipEvent.Message.Contains("Microsoft.Windows.48")) {
    $CLIPInfo.Add($ClipEvent.Message)
    $CLIPInfo.Add("Digital License acquired: " + $ClipEvent.TimeCreated.ToLongDateString())
    }
    }
    }
    else
    {
    $CLIPInfo.Add("No Digital License entries found!")
    }

    #Check for digital licence installation errors
    $CLIPInfo.Add(" `r`n" + "--------- Clip Event log errors ---------")

    $XPathClip = "*[System[(Level=2)]]"

    $ClipEvents = Get-WinEvent -Path (Join-Path $Extracted -ChildPath '\CLIP\Client-Licensing.evtx') -FilterXPath $XPathClip -Oldest -ErrorAction Ignore

    if ($ClipEvents.Count -ne 0) {
    foreach ($ClipEvent in $ClipEvents) {
    $CLIPInfo.Add($ClipEvent.Message)
    }
    }
    else {
    $CLIPInfo.Add("No Digital License errors found!")
    }

    #Create the Output File with all gathered info
    Set-Content -Path $OutputFile -Value $SPPInfo
    Add-Content -Path $OutputFile -Value $CLIPInfo

    #Clean up
    Remove-Item $CabFile -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Remove-Item (Join-Path $env:TEMP "\*.etl") -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Remove-Item $Extracted -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Remove-Item (Join-Path $env:TEMP -ChildPath "\WindowsPolicyData.xml") -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    Invoke-Expression $OutputFile
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  7. Posts : 3,446
       #7

    I checked your key - it is factory issued (which only comes built into the PC firmware or as a replacement from the big OEM companies (like Dell, HP, Lenovo etc) when one of their motherboards are replaced.

    Code:
    Key Status        : Valid
    PID            : 00325-80798-63748-AAOEM
    Extended PID        : 03258-03258-079-863748-02-2057-17763.0000-3272018
    Active SKU ID        : 0567073a-7d74-403b-b2d5-6b35da372d8d
    Product Description    : Win 10 RTM Core OEM:DM
    Edition ID        : Core
    Part Number        : [TH]X19-99523
    Product Key Channel    : OEM:DM
    Eula Type        : OEM
    Group ID        : 3258
    It's for another PC and won't activate on yours (yours does not have a factory key in the firmware)

    Where did you get the key from?
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  8. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 - 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I purchased it from a premium seller on ebay, 1st one didn't work they sent another replacement key which now seems not to work

    Due to my medical condition, being unemployed I can't afford the expense of a new MS key

    I really do appreciate the time you've taken to help me understand what was wrong.
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  9. Posts : 3,446
       #9

    Take a guess said:
    I purchased it from a premium seller on ebay, 1st one didn't work they sent another replacement key which now seems not to work

    Due to my medical condition, being unemployed I can't afford the expense of a new MS key

    I really do appreciate the time you've taken to help me understand what was wrong.
    You are welcome, unfortunately you have been scammed - I'll help further by PM.

    Thanx for highlighting this so others may learn.
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  10. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 - 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Solved, without the help of superfly, it's highly unlikely it would have been.

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