Windows 10 Activation Error – 0xc004f050. How to fix it

After upgrading from Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10, you might be welcomed with Error code 0xc004f050. The error message would be like this.

Error: 0xc004f050 The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid
The product key you entered didn’t work. Check the product key and try again, or enter a different one. Error Code: 0xc004f050

Cause of Error Code 0xc004f050

This error code is directly bound to product key. There must be one of the following reasons your PC having so, you are getting this error.

1. You entered a wrong or invalid product key. Search for the new product key or buy a new product key from the Microsoft.
2. If activation server is busy, you may also get the same error. Wait for few hours (upto 48 hours) and then try to activate the Windows OS again.
3. You have upgraded to windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10, so give some time to get activate it automatically. Connect the operating system with internet and work normally. Your PC will automatically get activated.
4. If you upgraded to Windows 10 using free upgrade offer, make sure you haven’t done major hardware changes to your PC. Sometimes changing motherboard or processor cause the same error.
How to Fix Windows 10 Activation Error 0xc004f050

As I mentioned above, you need to wait for sometimes for automatic activation. If still you are getting the same problem, then apply the following additional fix to repair this error.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

Most commonly when you upgrade to Windows 10, the previous installed driver becomes automatically outdated or don’t support Windows 10. This cause several registry key corruption and cause error code 0xc004f050. You must scan and fix PC problems using Advanced System Repair Tool. This is all in one PC Repair Tool that fixes almost all the corner of Windows automatically.

Method 2: After Upgrade Perform Clean Install

After upgrading from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, if you are getting the same error, then you must perform clean install to Windows 10. You must perform this operation after successful upgradation. As you are a genuine Windows 7/8 user so when you upgrade successfully, the operating system automatically switches to Windows 10 in the Microsoft Server.

Method 3: Enter Product Key Manually

If you have already a product key in your email, then try to insert it manually.

Step 1: Click on Start > Settings > Update & Security.
Step 2: Click on Activation in the left pane and click on Change Product Key link.


Step 3: Here, insert your product key and click Next button to activate it.


Method 4: Use Activation Troubleshooter

This is also a great way to fix Windows Activation Error 0xc004f050 using Troubleshooter. The Troubleshoot button is only available if your Windows is not activated. You can use it as follows:

1. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation


1. Scroll down and you will find Troubleshoot button. Click on it to launch Troubleshooter and fix activation related issues.


In this article, I tried to explain What is Windows Activation Error 0xc004f050 and how can you fix it easily in Windows 10.

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