Windows 10: Windows 10 Activation after Factory Reset

Discus and support Windows 10 Activation after Factory Reset in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently got my Alienware 15 R4 repaired on warranty they replaced the battery, factory reset it and then sold it to my friend who is now having... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Thraidox, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Thraidox Win User

    Windows 10 Activation after Factory Reset


    I recently got my Alienware 15 R4 repaired on warranty they replaced the battery, factory reset it and then sold it to my friend who is now having trouble activating windows. Important things to know:

    -The error code shown is code "0x80072EFE"

    -I used the computer for a day in between getting it repaired and factory resetting it and it worked fine

    -The date and time are set right

    -We attempted to disable the firewall and reset the computer only to see the same error message

    -When factory resetting the computer, I deleted all previous files

    -The computer is connected to the internet and the connection speeds are great


    Below is a screenshot of the error message:

    Windows 10 Activation after Factory Reset f1a7aabf-7c3b-45e4-aea8-f0e2948948ac?upload=true.png


    Any help is appreciated.

    :)
     
    Thraidox, Mar 1, 2021
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  2. Paawan Win User

    Windows 10 activation problem after factory reset. Error 0xC004C003



    Windows 10 Activation after Factory Reset [​IMG]

    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, Mar 1, 2021
    #2
  3. AndreePin Win User
    Windows 10 factory reset

    Hi Charlie,

    We can see here that you are having issues with doing a factory reset on your Windows 10. There are several factors
    why you get the said error and that's what we are going to figure out. To isolate this concern, may we know the following:

    • Any changes made on the computer prior to this concern?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • May we know the reason why you want to perform a factory reset?
    • Did you experience any issues on the computer before you tried performing a factory reset?
     
    AndreePin, Mar 1, 2021
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  4. Word Man Win User

    Windows 10 Activation after Factory Reset

    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, Mar 1, 2021
    #4
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