How to fix Windows activation error 0xc004f061

If you want to upgrade your Windows to a newer version operating system then you simply try to install and activate the newer Windows. But you should keep in your mind that when you try to activate the windows then you must have a valid windows version installed on your computer. To update or activate the windows you need to have the product key of the older version of the operating system. But sometimes you haven’t that product key and that’s why you cannot activate the windows. In this scenario you get Windows activation error 0xc004f061 on the screen of your computer. You can get rid of this issue with the help of some manual or automatic method. You should download the Advanced System Repair tool to fix this problem automatically.

Symptoms –

When you get the Windows activation error code 0xc004f061 it means you are getting the invalid product key error code. You can also get some error prompting on your computer continuously. The most common symptom that you can see is that the windows activation process fails every time when you try to activate it. Prompting of the error takes place as;

Code 0xc004f061
The Software licensing Service determined that this specified product key can only be used for upgrading, not for clean installations.

Causes –

The main cause of the Windows activation error 0xc004f061 is the invalid product key of the windows that you are using previously. Virus infection, incorrect windows registry settings, etc are other main reasons.

How to fix Windows activation error code 0xc004f061

  1. Go to the start button and click on the run and in the Run dialog box type Regedt32.exe and hit enter.
  2. Registry editor will be opened.
  3. Now navigate the following location;
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE
  4. Look for the MediaBootInstall named DWORD. Double click on the DWORD to modify.
  5. Replace the value date to 0 from1 and click on OK.
  6. Close the Registry editor.
  7. Open the administrative command prompt and type slmgr/rearn and press enter.

With the help of the above method you can fix the issue very soon but you should keep in your mind that these are the manual steps and you cannot perform it if you don’t have the sufficient technical skill. You can also use Advanced System Repair tool to fix this issue automatically.

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In 98% cases it is observed that due to corrupted system files, wrong Windows registry entries and missing or not found dll, exe, vxd, files are the causes of this error. To fix these causes and to remove virus or malware infection you must have to scan Windows with Advanced System Repair tool. Advanced scanning algorithm of this software cleans Windows errors easily.

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Using Advanced System Repair tool is the best experience that it can fix the issue of the entire Windows and you will be very happy to see the automatic process. It can also scan and remove virus and malware of your computer completely.

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