Windows 10: Activation Keys and Factory Resetting

Discus and support Activation Keys and Factory Resetting in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I know that factory resetting requires a activation key. I want to factory reset my computer so can i use the current activation key on it?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Leslie Whitehead, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Activation Keys and Factory Resetting


    I know that factory resetting requires a activation key. I want to factory reset my computer so can i use the current activation key on it?

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    Leslie Whitehead, Jun 28, 2019
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  2. Paawan Win User

    Windows 10 activation problem after factory reset. Error 0xC004C003



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    See the windows is activated. And this is the screen which asks the product key. I can only skip this step if I boot from the dvd and select the clean install option.

    "slmg /ato" returns Activating Windows core single language edition (a string of numbers and alphabets)
    Product activated successfully.
     
    Paawan, Jun 28, 2019
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  3. Word Man Win User
    Windows 10 activation problem after factory reset. Error 0xC004C003


    You have to make sure the Win 8.1 reinstall is reactivated, not just assume because it's a factory reset. See tutorial here: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-8-online.html and use the options and activation means appropriate to your particular version and license. There are command line methods (which NavyLCDR is well versed in) that you can also use to get an exact picture of activation, license type, and exact Win8.1 version that will confirm activation before you proceed to the WIn10 upgrade (and that is confirmed to match your exact Win 8.1 version).
     
    Word Man, Jun 28, 2019
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  4. Paawan Win User

    Activation Keys and Factory Resetting

    Windows 10 activation problem after factory reset. Error 0xC004C003


    Hi guys.
    I ran into a problem here. I have a slow internet connection. Somehow it upgraded from the pre-installed 8.1 to windows 10 via the media creation tool. I used the upgrade this machine now option.
    Due to some problem I had to get the track pad and the keyboard of the notebook replaced. After that I did a factory reset using the HP Recovery Manager. After coming back to 8.1 i was not able to upgrade via the media creation tool again it just vanished after downloading. The Microsoft Support guy told me it must be due to a bad connection. So I got the .iso from a friend and installed it, I formatted the partition after installing. The upgrade option required a product key I was able to skip that step only in the clean install option. Then I got the key using show key plus and did a factory reset again and used the upgrade option. But it wouldn't activate. Then I did a factory reset again back to 8.1 and used the disk to do a clean install. I skipped the key part but the key its showing is the same one I get from show key plus. Still its not activating.
    Where did I go wrong?
     
    Paawan, Jun 28, 2019
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