Windows 10: Trouble Activating Windows 10 on a Brand New Laptop

Discus and support Trouble Activating Windows 10 on a Brand New Laptop in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Would really appreciate if someone could help me out. Just bought a brand new Dell laptop, and was setting it up when I noticed a notification saying... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by LindieNaude, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Trouble Activating Windows 10 on a Brand New Laptop


    Would really appreciate if someone could help me out. Just bought a brand new Dell laptop, and was setting it up when I noticed a notification saying Windows 10 hasn't been activated yet. I went into settings to activate it but it gives me the error code 0xC004C008, saying that the product key was already used on another device.


    I tried updating and then restarting my laptop but that hasn't fixed it. I am at a loss for what to do, because this is a brand new laptop so I don't know how the product key could've been used already.


    If anyone has any insight on how to fix this, it would be greatly appreciated!

    :)
     
    LindieNaude, Mar 24, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Mar 24, 2019
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  3. noahvt Win User
    Can't activate Windows 10 pro on brand new laptop

    Hi!

    I just got a brand new laptop and erased the stock windows 10 home from it to replace it with a clean windows 10 pro install, This all went fine, I deactived windows 10 pro on my OLD laptop by using slmgr /upk and the key was removed from the machine.

    When I try to activate the key on my brand NEW laptop(The edition has already been upgraded to windows 10 pro) I get this error: "0XC004C003 The product key used on this pc didn't work with this edition of windows" and I cannot activate it despite this being
    a valid windows 10 pro key... When I restart my laptop it will say "Couldn't reach windows activation servers" and pressing the activate button does absolutely nothing.

    What I always used to do is start a live chat with microsoft if this happend and they were able to fix my issue within 2 minutes by using SLUI however, when I try to access the chat link now, it says "This chat link has been discontinued" and I cannot use
    it anymore.

    Can anyone help me with this?
     
    noahvt, Mar 24, 2019
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  4. Trouble Activating Windows 10 on a Brand New Laptop

    Problem with activation on New Windows 10 Laptop

    Hello Necrosis,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    We understand the inconvenience you have experienced.

    • Is that new laptop came with Windows 10 Pre-installed?
    • Is this message appearing since from the purchase?
    • Do you remember any changes to the laptop made this to happen?
    If you bought a new device running Windows 10, it will automatically activate when you connect your device to the Internet. If the activation servers are busy, you might need to wait a while for Windows to activate.

    To check activation status, select the Start
    Trouble Activating Windows 10 on a Brand New Laptop [​IMG]
    button,
    then select
    Settings > Update & security > Activation.

    Note

    • In some cases, you might need to enter the Windows 10 product key that came with the device packaging, or included as a card or on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to the device.

    Before you come up with the above information, suggest you to refer the below article and see if they help you.

    How to find your Windows 10 product key

    Get help with Windows 10 activation errors

    Why can't I activate Windows 10?

    Activation in Windows 10

    Give us above details, if you require further assistance.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Mar 24, 2019
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