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Windows 7: Activation error 0xC004C008


15 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Activation error 0xC004C008

hi~~
i got this Windows 7 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

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

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

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

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 Windows 7, 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

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

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

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hi~~
i got this Windows 7 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

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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