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Windows 7: Problem Activating Windows 7

15 Jan 2015   #1
mikewalt820

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 
Problem Activating Windows 7

Win 7 pro (this is an N version) Please help. I purchased this key and now I'm concerned it wasn't legit. I am receiving a 0xC004C008 Error. What's the issue and what can I do? Thanks in advance guys/girls. I appreciate the help.


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15 Jan 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Microsoft gives those possibilities for a 0xC004C008 Error


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Your computer's hardware has been changed.


Windows 7 was reinstalled on the same computer.


Your Windows 7* product key was transferred from another computer.


The *Windows 7 product key that you're trying to use has already been used on the maximum number of computers that your license allows.
In your case I would suspect the last one.

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15 Jan 2015   #3
mikewalt820

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 

How can I find out which one it is? and what would be the best option to correct this error?
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15 Jan 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Call Microsoft and check the validity of the key with them. I would think that the first 3 situations you would know about.

If the key is no good, block the payment on your credit card.
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15 Jan 2015   #5
mikewalt820

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 

true, that makes sense. Ok I guess I can call them with the activation phone #? I have a feeling I'm gonna be super pissed if they tell me I got duped. Thanks so much for your help WHS!
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15 Jan 2015   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem, any time. I hope that I was wrong.
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16 Jan 2015   #7
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx
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