If you’re not able to activate your Windows build and facing Windows Activation error 0xc004f063 on your computer then this post will help you to fix it. This error mainly appears when users try to activate Windows OS using the product keys. This has error has been first seen on the devices running Windows 7. But later it has also got encountered by the Windows 8 users including Windows 10.
The Error 0xc004f063 accompanies the following error message – “Error Code 0xc004f063, The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license”.
Fix Windows Activation Error 0xc004f063
To fix Windows Activation Error 0xc004f063, use the steps –
1. Run the Activation troubleshooter
When licensing restriction cause this error, it can be solved by running the Windows Activation troubleshooter. This in-built utility with its repair strategies is capable to solve this Error 0xc004f063. Given below is the quick guide to run this Activation troubleshooter:
- Press Windows logo key+ S and type Activation. Choose the Activation Settings from the top of the result.
- Go to the right pane and click the Troubleshoot button, available under Activate Windows now section.
- Click Yes when UAC prompts.
- After completion of the process, tap on Apply this fix to perform the repair strategy.
Restart your system and try again for Windows Activation.
2. Run SFC and DISM
Corrupted system files are probably the most common cause of Error 0xc004f063. These corrupted system files can be repaired using SFC and DISM Utility. Below are the detailed steps to run SFC:
- Open the Command Prompt window with admin access.
- Type the command given below in the elevated command prompt window and hit Enter.
- Let the scan to finish and restart your PC.
If the problem persists, go for superior utility, DISM, to repair the corrupted system files. Instruction for running DISM is given below:
- Right-click on Start and select Run.
- Type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the command prompt as administrator.
- In the command prompt window, type the following commands and hit enter after each.
Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- Wait until the completion of the process.
Reboot your system and see if the issue is resolved.
3. Activate the Windows using SLMGR
When BIOS continues to use the Windows Home key, this problem may also appear on your device. It occurs when you use an old pre-activated computer and then reset it. In this case, your operating system will use the key stored in your BIOS to activate your Windows. Activating the Windows using SLMGR helps you to override the wrong activation key.
Below given are the steps for doing so:
- Open the Command Prompt as administrator.
- Inside the command prompt window, type the following command and press enter to change the incorrect license key with the correct one –
slmgr /ipk <Windows Key> slmgr /ato
- Let the process complete successfully.
Note: In the above command, “Windows key” is just a placeholder for the license key. That means you’ll need to replace it with your license key to complete the process successfully.
Once you complete the process, restart your PC and see if it solved the problem now.
4] Contact Microsoft support
If none of the above method work, the only option left is to contact the Microsoft support team and ask them to solve the issue. You can contact them on their toll-free number that is specified according to the region.
After reaching the human support, you will be asked security questions for confirmation that the license key you are using belongs to you. After confirmation, they will activate your Windows remotely.