0xc004c003- Activation Error in Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Description of Error 0xc004c003:

This article describes the Windows Activation Error 0xc004c003.You might see this in Windows versions XP, 7,8,8.1,10. This 0xc004c003 error code in Windows 10 mostly occurs because of corrupted files and virus and malware and product key blocked. Follow the below steps to fix the error code.Take technical support from chat if you have any difficulty in debugging.

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Disclaimers:   Activation needs the verification of the license keys and the account verification. If you cannot fix this issue, please contact the technician for support.


Error 0xc004c003

Applicable to the following Operating systems for the activation error code 0xc004c003 :

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

Symptoms of Windows activation error 0xc004c003 :

  • program lock-ups
  • slow PC performance
  • system freezes
  • startup and shutdown problems
  • installation errors, and hardware failure.

Causes of Windows activation error 0xc004c003 :

  • Some important DLL files or registries files is missing or corrupted.
  • Install or uninstall programs in a wrong way and infected with Virus.
  • System drivers are out-of-date or installed wrong.

Resolve the windows 10 Activation  Error 0xc004c003 :

1.Clean  temporary files

2.Clean booting of  your computer

3.Run an SFC scan

4.Ping the Network stats With the Microsoft servers

5.Make sure no proxy behind your internet connection

6.Repair your program or Operating systems

1.Clean  temporary files:

Temporary files

Pic 2.Temporary files

  • Let’s start opens my computer and right click on the system drive and then select the properties.
  • Then open general tab and click disk cleanup.
  • Scroll down the files to remove files list, and then select temporary files.
  • And then click ok, to conform remove the files.
  • Finally, close the system drive properties.

2.Clean booting of  your computer:

  •  Open the Run Window and enter the msconfig in the command box and click OK.

pic3. msconfig

  • Then Open the General tab, Click selective startup and then clear the Load Startup Items search box.
system configuration

Pic 3.1. system configuration

  • Then click the Services tab and Select the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox (at the bottom).
System configuration

Pic.3.2. System configuration

  • Then click Disable all and after that click OK.

3.Run an SFC scan:

  • Open cmd as administrator,
  • Type in SFC /Scan now and press enters, then wait for its completion.
  • It will take some time to finish the scanning process,f it shows any errors in the results you need to do proper action suitable to the error.
  • The SFC /scan now command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %Win Dir%\System 32\dllcache.
  • Sfc scan

    Sfc scan

    The %Win Dir% placeholder represents the Windows operating system folder. For example, C:\Windows.

Note: Do not close this Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown after this process is finished.

4.Ping the Network stats With the Microsoft servers:

Command prompt

Pic.5. Command prompt

  • Click open the Start menu and search the command promt.
  • once the command prompt window opens, type the following command line

                              NS lookup office365.com

  • you can replace office365 with your versions.Then the result should be the address of Microsoft servers.

5.Mak sure no proxy behind your internet connection:

Proxy connections are used to hide the original IP address from hackers. This internet protection mode is widely used by the company networks. The proxy server should be configured by the network admins to route the office server IP address. if not, the proxy should be temporarily disabled.

6.Repair your program or Operating systems:

  • Click Start and then type cmd in the Start Search box.

Pic 6. cmd

  • Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue

  • At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER:

    SFC /scan now



Also, it is applicable to Microsoft Office and it’s versions. If the programs are provided to you by IT persons in your company, please recall the previous emails and check your product keys. In case if it is purchased for personal use, cross check if the programs are showing their validity under your Microsoft account.

If you have any trouble with username or password, make sure to use the Forgot password to fix the forgotten Microsoft Passwords on the page.

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