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Windows 7: Activation error 0xC004C008

15 May 2010   #1
itzmelou

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Activation error 0xC004C008

hi~~
i got this Win7 upgrade cd from Dell so I suppose it genuine but everytime I try to activate my windows, it keeps getting error,
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do you know what's the problem is??
thx~~




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15 May 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Are you using the serial Key that came with the DVD ?

Watch carefully the numbers & letters you type in Zero's, G, Q, 6, etc
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16 May 2010   #3
itzmelou

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

thanks doc, but I'm sure I typed it correctly
and yes, I'm using the key that came with the dvd
any idea why I keep getting the error code?
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16 May 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Looks like you are using a MAK or KMS key. Do you have your KMS server running?

Here is the error per Microsoft:

How to troubleshoot Volume Activation error codes on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista-based computers
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16 May 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

This can also happen with technet accounts if the MS activation servers are acting up. Use the automated phone system to activate Win7, you'll need to call up a toll free number aand key in the installation ID via the phone’s keypad. You should receive an auto generated confirmation ID.
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16 May 2010   #6
itzmelou

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the input guys ~~
It says that I already used the key on other PC, which in reality I'm not and i was like, wth??!! and it only have 20 days left
Maybe I'll contact Dell for support or call Microsoft..
I'll post if i get new information
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08 Jun 2010   #7
infomike

win 7
 
 

This issue may also be related to: Yes this is true, and this type of behavior is shown here: Windows 7 Activation Error 0xC004F061 on x86 and x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by itzmelou View Post
hi~~
i got this Win7 upgrade cd from Dell so I suppose it genuine but everytime I try to activate my windows, it keeps getting error,
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do you know what's the problem is??
thx~~
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08 Jun 2010   #8
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Here is the solution: Check the part that refers to: MediaBootInstall

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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