milt1234
1 Copper

Cannot activate Windows 10

I recently bought a refurbished laptop and clean installed Windows 10. However, Windows would not activate, error code 0xC004C003. Service Tag: <Service tag removed>, Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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nyc10036
3 Zinc

Re: Cannot activate Windows 10


@milt1234 wrote:

I recently bought a refurbished laptop and clean installed Windows 10. However, Windows would not activate, error code 0xC004C003. Service Tag: <Service tag removed>, Any help would be greatly appreciated!


How exactly are you trying to activate it?

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milt1234
1 Copper

Re: Cannot activate Windows 10

in settings

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nyc10036
3 Zinc

Re: Cannot activate Windows 10

Were you connected to the internet?

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milt1234
1 Copper

Re: Cannot activate Windows 10

yes I'm connected, it says I don't have a valid digital license or product key. I'm able to get windows updates tho.

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nyc10036
3 Zinc

Re: Cannot activate Windows 10


@milt1234 wrote:

yes I'm connected, it says I don't have a valid digital license or product key. I'm able to get windows updates tho.


That is odd.

The product key for Windows 10 is suppose to be embedded on the motherboard.

Your service code shows that the laptop is under warranty until December 2019.

 

You should reach out to the seller and ask about the history of this laptop.

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Philip_Yip
5 Iridium

Re: Cannot activate Windows 10

Where did you download the installation media from? Dell or Microsoft? If you install RW-Everything and then select Access and then the ACPI tables, do you have a MSDM tab?
Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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milt1234
1 Copper

Re: Cannot activate Windows 10

I downloaded Windows directly from Dell with my service tag. When I ran RWEverything, I do not see MSDM tab on the ACPI tables. I got this laptop direct from dell.

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nyc10036
3 Zinc

Re: Cannot activate Windows 10


@milt1234 wrote:

I downloaded Windows directly from Dell with my service tag. When I ran RWEverything, I do not see MSDM tab on the ACPI tables. I got this laptop direct from dell.


I wonder if Dell changed out the motherboard.

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