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    I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061

    I want to activate my Windows 7 OS so that it will be a full version and I have the key with me to for activating Windows 7 OS but when I do it I always get the error with a code 0xC004F061, What does it mean? How to fix this problem?



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    Re: I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061

    There is no particular fix for your problem i.e for error code 0xC004F061. It just you have to check some things before you give the key for activate.

    Now the error 0xC004F061 pops up during activation only for one single reason that is you are trying to give the key for activation in the Windows 7 OS which is not a upgraded version i.e you must have had some previously installed Windows OS to make it work. If you have done a clean Windows 7 installation and used the key which is not for clean installation purpose then it will shows this error.

    So make sure you are not using the key for a new Windows 7 installation activation but from the Windows 7 which is upgraded from the previous version of Windows. If you are sure that you are using the key for upgraded Windows 7 OS and still facing the same error then probably you can write up to Microsoft online CLICK HERE!! to degbug this issue and give us the possible reasons for it.
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    Re: I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061

    In windows activation there are some keys which work only when there is a lower version of windows available on your pc.
    In the activation if you are doing a clean installation and giving a upgraded key (key that upgrades the windows 7 version)
    then you will get an error with a code 0xC004F061.

    You can get rid of this problem through the given steps:
    • Do a keyless installation.
    • Restart your computer and at the windows option type cmd (to open a command prompt).
    • Right click CMD, click Run as administrator' (to open an administrative level command prompt).

    • In the command prompt window type
    regedit Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersionsetup/OOBE/mediabootinstall
    • Change the value that appears to 0.
    • Again in the command prompt write slmgr /rearm.

    You are done restart your pc and click on the activate windows and enter your product key.

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    Re: I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061



    dear friend,

    the validity of the key you've used might have been over.

    you must have any other or the previous version of this OS in your storage.

    install that one.

    now go to https://support.microsoft.com/contac...39&ws=corpinfo & upgrade your windows 7 or download a valid registration key.

    or you may buy original windows 7 from the market- in which you'll not face the problem.


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    Re: I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061

    Hello,

    Friend if you have the key and you are trying to activate your windows, than you have to be sure if the key is for that version or not.

    The reason for this error could be that the key is not for the same version of windows which you are using.

    So try using some other key if you have to activate your windows 7 OS.

    If still it does not help than here is a way to activate your windows OS.

    Download the windows 7 loader from the following link.
    http://321fulldownload.blogspot.in/2...-v212-for.html

    Just download this tool and run it on your computer.

    Once the tool is done it will restart your computer.

    After that your computer OS will be activated.
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    -Abhishek

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    Re: I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061

    you can solve this problem by using these steps

    1. Restart your computer and at the windows option type cmd (to open a command prompt).

    2. Right click CMD, click Run as administrator' (to open an administrative level command prompt).

    3. In the command prompt window type


    regedit Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersionsetup/OOBE/mediabootinstall


    4. Change the value that appears to 0.
    5. NOW in the command prompt write slmgr /rearm

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    Re: I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061

    hello guest !!


    if you are having genuine windows7 os than only you can activate your operating system.

    sorry to say that,you cant activateit using any cracked key/serial key etc..etc.
    becaues i have done this 100s of time and failed to do so,
    than i came to know that microsoft has not released any crack for it except OEM.

    if anyone promise you to do this,than i am sorry to say you that he too cant do it.

    thanks,hope you understand.
    try to use your win7 as it is.

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    Re: I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I want to activate my Windows 7 OS so that it will be a full version and I have the key with me to for activating Windows 7 OS but when I do it I always get the error with a code 0xC004F061, What does it mean? How to fix this problem?
    hello guest !! if you are having genuine windows7 os than only you can activate your operating system. sorry to say that,you cant activateit using any cracked key/serial key etc..etc. becaues i have done this 100s of time and failed to do so, than i came to know that microsoft has not released any crack for it except OEM. if anyone promise you to do this,than i am sorry to say you that he too cant do it. thanks,hope you understand. try to use your win7 as it is.

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    Re: I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061

    Well the key you are trying to activate the windows 7 is an key for your previous version of windows. i.e if you have upgraded your windows 7 to the different version then this key cannot be used for activating windows.....

    So the only way is to reinstall the fresh copy of windows 7 which was previously installed in your computer and then insert the same key to activate thereafter you can go for upgrading if you want so...

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    Re: I am trying to activate my Windows 7 OS but it always throws an error with a code 0xC004F061

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I want to activate my Windows 7 OS so that it will be a full version and I have the key with me to for activating Windows 7 OS but when I do it I always get the error with a code 0xC004F061, What does it mean? How to fix this problem?
    HELLO DEAR,

    Dear the problem you are facing due to the reason that the activation key that you are using for window activation is for the upgraded version and dear your window is not upgraded or this may be possible it is not properly upgraded.

    not_activated.jpg

    >> Dear to work your window properly you have to install window properly and then enter the window activation key to validate your window.

    activation-wizard-product-key.jpg

    I hope that above information may help you.

    GOOD LUCK,

    HAVE A NICE DAY.


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