Users are facing many problems with the activation of Windows 10 and they are complaining that even after a clean install of their Windows 10, they are receiving activation error related messages.
Microsoft allows Windows users to upgrade or non-Windows users to manually download the installation files in order to perform a clean installation of Windows 10. In spite that, Microsoft recommends that reserve your free copy using the “Get Windows 10″ app and upgrade through Windows Update. It’s a good way because it minimizes the probability of creating the errors in most of the situations when you try to install and activate Windows 10.
Hit has been observed that i just to have a fresh machine, it’s a common practice among technically sound users that they prefer to do a clean install of the operating system. If you’re also trying to follow this route, you need to know how to activate your copy correctly. First of all, you need to upgrade your current version using Windows Update. It’s a process that will help you to convert your Windows 7 / 8.1 product key to a product key that will be useful to activate Windows 10.
Important Note: Make sure that you remain online while manually installing the downloaded files via Windows Update and performing the upgrade. Verifying you Internet connection will ensure that after upgrading your version of Windows, you may perform a clean install and stay activated.
If you’ve already taken the upgrade, you may perform a clean install back to Windows 10 because your system is provisioned with the new store-based license and now you don’t need any product key interaction. Just ‘Skip Key’ and your Windows 10 will be activated once install is complete. If you have upgraded to Windows 10, you can use the downloaded files to perform a clean installation.
Alternatively, you may get your copy of Windows 10 by phone. Open the Settings of the app, access the Update & security option, and choose Activation. You’ll see the Activate by phone option if your computer can’t activate.
Important Note: Before trying to move and upgrade to Windows 10, it’s very important that you know your product key. If you don’t know your product key, there are numerous methods and tools to know. Keeping the product key is very important to have while performing upgrade and installation activity of Windows 10.
You can use these tools export the information to a USB drive and copy the information somewhere else like on a piece of paper.
While trying to activate Windows 10, you may receive the error 0xC004C003, which shows that there is a problem that is causing issues to establish a connection with your computer and the Microsoft activation servers. In this case, wait for some time and try to connect and activate again. It may be possible that after few attempts, Windows 10 will activate automatically.
If you receive error 0xC004F061 while trying to activate, it means that you don’t have a qualified version of Windows which is already installed on your computer. In this case, you’ll not be able to upgrade and activate by formatting or replacing the hard drive. To fix this issue, try to reinstall your previous version of Windows and then attempt for upgrading to Windows 10.
Windows is the choice of millions of user and like its earlier versions; Windows 10 is an easy upgrade, which is compatible with many hardware configurations. This compatibility and flexibility brings some complications with it so crating an operating system without any issues is a tough task.
There are possibilities that you make mistakes while the upgrade process, so, here are a few tips that will help you to minimize the chances of running into problems.
- First and foremost thing to do before doing anything and even thinking of upgrading is, take the full backup of your computer. It’s an easy process and won’t take a lot of time.
- Make sure that you have your Windows product key written on a piece of paper. It’ll not take more than five minutes and save a lot of your time even the need of purchasing a new license for Windows 10.
- Delete all unattended or useless applications and take a full backup of all the data stored on the system while upgrading to Windows 10. Also take care of older software programs as they may interrupt and prevent a successful upgrade.
- Disable and/or uninstall any security application and tools, like antivirus and firewalls.
- Disconnect all the peripherals except a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a connection to the internet to perform an easy install.
Before upgrading, it’s good to upgrade / download all the drivers for your hardware