Microsoft has been actively promoting Windows 10 and giving free Upgrades to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users if you are one of the users who has upgraded to Windows 10 recently you might be facing the Error code 0xC004C003 which is being encountered during activation of the Windows 10 OS.
This activation Error has not been encountered by users who have upgraded from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 OS but seen in users who have installed Windows 10 Fresh. The Error is seen during activation of Windows 10 OS after installation which might be seen when there is some problem with Installation. It might be due to the servers being overloaded with the huge number of installation happening.
Let us look at the two solutions which have been helpful in fixing the Activation Error 0xC004C003 while installing Windows 10 OS in your Laptop or PC.
Solution 1: Reset PC or Laptop in Recovery Mode
By Resetting your PC in Recovery Mode, the Window 10 OS will be Reset and this process might fix any Errors which might have taken place while installation and fix the Error 0xC004C003 earlier. Follow the steps below to Reset your PC.
Note: Make sure to back up all the data and files in the Drive in which Windows 10 has been installed as all the data might be lost during this process.
From your Windows 10 Home screen, click on Windows Start Button
Now go to Settings by clicking on the settings option in the list
Under settings click on Update and Security option, which is the last in the list seen
In the page, you will be seeing multiple options in the left panel
Click on Recovery and you will see two options and Reset this PC is the one to be selected
The process takes place on its own and make sure that you have enough battery left or a power source if its your laptop as it will take some time.
After your Window 10 Laptop or PC is Reset the Activation Error 0xC004C003 might get fixed on its own and if the Error is seen again, you need to follow the next Solution to fix the issue.
Solution 2: Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1 OS
As we have mentioned earlier, for users who have upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 the users are not facing any Activation Error 0xC004C003. This is a pretty laborious process and might take a whole day of your time but if you cannot wait for the error to resolve itself do try this solution to completely fix this error.
- Install any Original Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 OS in your Laptop or PC through CD/DVD or by purchasing the version online which comes with a Product Key
- You need to follow all the steps to install the Windows 8.1 or 7 OS version
- After complete installation, you will be seeing the option to upgrade to Windows 10 in the right side bottom of the screen, by clicking on the Windows icon the Windows 10 Download and installation option will be initiated.
- Follow the steps and installation of Windows 10 OS will be completed and you will permanently get rid of Windows 10 activation Error 0xC004C003.
These are the two Solutions which we have found to be useful for us and some other users as well who were facing the Windows 10 activation Error 0xC004C003. Do try these out and let us know if they helped and id you have found any other solutions please share with us as we would love to add them to the post.